On May 11, 1953, a powerful F5 tornado tore a path of destruction through the heart of Waco One hundred and fourteen people died in the storm, and hundreds more were injured in Waco’s downtown area. The damage to Waco’s economy and downtown infrastructure were catastrophic.

For the 60th anniversary, the Dr Pepper Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Waco Tornado. A series of large scale black and white photographs of the storm’s devastation is featured and several oral histories documenting the storm’s fury and destruction are included.

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