Tupelo plans events to mark tornado's 75th anniversary

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The city is planning a series of events in early April to mark the 75th anniversary of the devastating tornado that tore through Tupelo in 1936.
According to the mayor’s office, the tentative schedule includes a documentary, a panel discussion at the library, the dedication of a monument at Gum Pond/Park and an Oren Dunn Museum exhibit.
The events are set for begin April 5, the actual anniversary of the tornado, and run through the week.
More details, including times and locations, will be released later.
The tornado killed more than 200 people and ranks as the fourth deadliest in the nation’s history.