Originally broadcast 2/17/04 (rebroadcast 2/23/09):

Jim Kirchherr takes a look back at three devastating tornados that tore through the city of St. Louis over the past century. In February 1959, a twister destroyed the area known as Gas Light Square, killing 21 and injuring 200. Former St. Louis Cardinals player, Joe Cunningham, recalls surviving this natural disaster that knocked down the KTVI television tower and tore the roof off of the old arena with great force. The 1959 tornado was reminiscent of one in 1927 and 1896.


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