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Monday, April 11, 2011
|Bob Motlow surveys tornado damage|
In 1909 a devastating tornado struck the Mulberry area, and according to the local newspaper Bob suffered the greatest property damage in the area. As is seen in these photos, nearly 2/3 of the top story of the Newton Whitaker house was ripped away, leaving the once beautiful home almost unrecognizable.
|Another shot of tornado damage|
Fortunately, for those of us interested in such things, there are some surviving photos from before and after the tornado to give us some great examples of what the earliest versions of the house looked like.
|Newton Whitaker House in 1905. Note the taller chimneys before the tornado.|
|Whitaker House c. 1940s or 1950s.|