88th anniversary of Gibson County's deadly 1925 tornado is this Monday | News
This coming Monday will mark the 88th anniversary of the F-5 tornado that hit Princeton in 1925.
The tornado set numerous records. First of all, for the long distance it traveled-- 219 miles.
It started in southeastern Missouri, crashed through Illinois and ended up in Princeton, where it destroyed several blocks on the south end of town.
Seventy people were killed in Indiana alone- half of them were in Princeton.
On a side note, Indiana Emergency Management Agency will conduct it's statewide test of it's warning sirens on Wednesday, March 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. So if you hear sirens, it's only a test.
The photo above is courtesy of Greg Wright, author of the historical book "More of Prince Town, A Pictorial History of Princeton, Indiana".