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Old 09-03-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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Damaging, yes, BUT not the kind of tornado the Joplin one was. You can't compare the Salt Lake tornado to the Joplin monster.

Same with the Nashville one in 1998. That was a bad tornado but not the EF 5 type that Joplin had. Nowhere near as powerful.
I have lived about 60 miles from Joplin for most of my 69 years. Bad tornados in the area are extremely rare. They are far more common in Oklahoma.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I used to travel from Minnesota to Little Rock, Arkansas once a year to visit inlaws.
Usually stopped for the night in Carthage, or was it Joplin. Anyway, which ever one it was it had a Big Courthouse in Townsquare, I suppose the county seat. I took the time when my son, then 17, to see it, he had never seen architecture like that before, it really impressed him. We just don't see that type of set up in Minnesota. Did so in Texas in some older towns I saw when I lived there for a while. I used to take time to visit smaller towns and do home tour of older homes.

I wish I had the chance to see more of that historic area.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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We seem to have revived an old thread here. Not sure why.

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Usually stopped for the night in Carthage, or was it Joplin. Anyway, which ever one it was it had a Big Courthouse in Town square, I suppose the county seat.
This would be the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Mo. It is made of Carthage Stone, aka Carthage Limestone, aka Carthage Marble. The stone is a very hard limestone that is so hard it can be polished like marble. It has been used in buildings across the country, and even overseas. The courthouse was built at a time the county was flush with money from the many local lead and zinc mines.

Actually, Minnesota has many fine, historic courthouse buildings. But just as in Missouri, many of them stand in small towns well off the main highways.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Yeah, a zombie thread, I usually check.
You are right, I guess I don't take the time to search them out here in my home state and when I lived in Texas I had a friend who liked going on home tour of older homes, usually they were in towns that had the court houses, count seat. But never did it here in Minnesota. Thanks for pointing that out, I found some of them online. It didn't show if they had the town square type setup like in Carthage.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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I have lived about 60 miles from Joplin for most of my 69 years. Bad tornados in the area are extremely rare. They are far more common in Oklahoma.
True, especially in the middle of OK. Once you get to around Tulsa it's a bit less. Overall SWMO is still a hot bed for severe weather compared to most of the country. In the winter South central and Southeast Missouri also get severe weather outbreaks that can produce tornadoes. Southeast Missouri and to an extent south central MO also fall within "Dixie Alley" which is sort of a second tornado alley behind OK, TX, SWMO, KS, NE especially winter and early spring. IMO I would extend it north about 100 miles because St. Louis in the winter the last few years has had some tornadoes such as sunset hills EF3 and historically some bad tornadoes happen in the winter there.

far SWMO like OK doesn't get much severe weather in the winter months like further east in Missouri.

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Old 10-06-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri is known for some monster tornadoes.

Tri-State Tornado: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, March 1925



Where it started

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellington,_Missouri
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:09 AM
 
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I live in south central mo. We had a tornado here when I was a kid, it tore up one building. That was the last one and I am 69. None of the towns within 40 miles has had one either.
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