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April 10 1979 tornado

Terrible Tuesday remembered: ‘I was sucked up in it’

By DANIEL WALKER Vernon Daily Record Editor Tuesday, April 10, 1979 seemed like a perfect spring day – right up until a tornado appeared seemingly out of nowhere, cutting a path through Wilbarger County and Vernon that left 11 dead, dozens injured and millions of dollars of property destroyed. “It was just a regular old…

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