“Tornado Hits S.P. Yards”

“Freak Storm Does Damage Amid Shower of Rain and Hail”
Los Angeles Times January 13, 1937

Looking south  towards City Hall

Looking south from the future site of LASHP towards City Hall


Sitting on the site of the former Southern Pacific Rail yard – in a modular building, during inclement weather, and in front of a row of corn – we enjoyed revisiting this tidbit from the LA times thanks to Mike Davis “at precisely 3:10 p.m., residents along North Broadway were startled by a mysterious rumble which quickly increased to a roar. Looking skyward, terrified spectators saw the air filled with flying timber which had been picked up by a twister from the Southern Pacific freight yards. Some of the pieces were twenty-five feet long and as much as eight inches thick.”

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One response to ““Tornado Hits S.P. Yards”

  1. Don Johnson

    Wow! I can’t believe a tornado hit right here in downtown. That is really interesting. I like the site. Keep up the good work- Don

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