Hot Springs & Garland Co, AR Tornado, Jun 1916

Racetrack After Cyclone, Hot Springs, photo from familyoldphotos.com

OVER 50 KILLED, HUNDRED HURT.

WIDE HAVOC IS WROUGHT BY SERIES OF TORNADOES IN ARKANSAS.

DEAD IN MANY TOWNS

HOT SPRINGS AND MANY OTHER PLACES HARD HIT BY CYCLONES.

Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Little Rock, Ark. --- Fifty-nine persons are reported killed an more than 100 injured in a series of tornadoes which swept Arkansas Monday afternoon.

All means of communication are crippled and it is feared the list of dead and injured will be greatly increased by later reports. At least four persons were killed and half a dozen others were injured seriously by a tornado which swept across Garland county and through the southwest portion of Hot Springs. The electric light and power plant there was out of commission and Monday night the city was without lights or car service. Many houses were demolished.

The dead are T. LEE PARKER, DOC PARKER, JIM BROWN (a negro) and JAMES H. JORDAN.
The storm came from the southwest, touching the city first in the vicinity of Oaklawn. There a Methodist church was blown down. Then the wind crushed a few frame buildings across from the Oaklawn's track entrance.

Further on, several small houses were _____ (?) and crumpled, until the wind reached Majestic park, the spring training home of the Boston Americans. That was swept clean.

Then the electric power plant was struck and damaged. From that point the wind swept a path through to the northeast, where many homes were damaged.

The dead thus far reported are as follows:
Judsonia, White county, twenty-five known dead and fifty injured.
Heber Springs, eighteen dead.
De Lark, Dallas county, four dead.
Cabot, White county, five dead.
Hot Springs, four dead.
Morrillton, one dead.
Greenland, Washington county, two dead.

North Arkansas appears to have suffered most severely, although the storm was general throughout the state.

At Judsonia one third of the town was said to have been swept away. Twenty-five bodies and fifty injured already have been rescued.

Near Morrilliton a negro was killed and a negress was blown away in the storm. She has not been found.

Plateau Voice Colorado 1916-06-09