McHistory: McLean County's Connection To The Tri-State Tornado Of 1925
The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest twister the country has ever seen, even to this day. The tornado traveled 219 miles from Missouri to Illinois to Indiana, leaving a trail of destruction.
At this time, Adlai E. Stevenson II was working with the family newspaper, The Daily Pantagraph (now known as The Pantagraph) as a reporter. He was sent downstate to one of the hardest hit places: Murphysboro, Illinois.
During this episode of McHistory, you'll hear Stevenson’s account of the Tri-State Tornado.
McHistory is a co-production of WGLT and the McLean County Museum of History.