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26mayAll DayKeefeton, OK F4 Tornado (1973)

Event Details

The devastation at the Evans General Store. Photo source: Carter, J. Pat. [Photograph 2012.201.B1215.0550], photograph, May 26, 1973; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc609556/m1/1/: accessed February 14, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

Keefeton, Oklahoma, is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Highway 64, ten miles south of downtown Muskogee. On May 26, 1973, the roadside town of approximately 400 people was nearly wiped out by an estimated F4 tornado. This summary will detail the destruction and tragic loss of life through personal stories gathered from numerous newspaper accounts. It will also highlight how this small community rallied to help one another in their time of need.

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