Storm Watch exhibit remembers 1953 tornado that devastated Waco

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:31pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:29pm

It's been 60 years since the deadly tornado of 1953 ripped through Waco, killing more than a hundred Central Texans.

To remember the anniversary, the Dr. Pepper Museum has opened an exhibit with exclusive pictures and displays to share. More than 100 pictures are estimated to be on exhibit. The exhibit is called Storm Watch. Fourth and seventh 7th grade students from Waco ISD have been taking field trips to explore the exhibit the past two weeks.

"Waco has been revitalized, and the the downtown growth that has gone on, just in the last ten years, has been really terrific. So, you can recover from disasters. You really can do it," said Jack McKinney, executive director of the Dr. Pepper Museum.
 

The 1953 tornado is listed as the 11th most deadly tornado in US history. The exhibit opened on April 20 and will stay open through Labor Day weekend.

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