Shocking Photos of the February 1959 Tornado That Tore Through St. Louis


Yes, this really happened. On February 10, 1959, a tornado ripped through St. Louis. It killed 21 people, injured 345 others and left jaw-dropping devastation in its path. Take a look at the aftermath in Gaslight Square and the Central West End all those years ago. All photos courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri.