September 29, 1927

A tornado in St. Louis killed 85, injured as many as 1,500, and destroyed much of the area from Webster Groves to the Central West End and eastward to the Mississippi.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.