Anniversay of Savoy Cyclone Is Recalled

SAVOY, Texas – A few of the elder citizens remember that Sunday, May 28, is the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Savoy cyclone. Being the first such disaster to visit this section of the country, it attracted attention all over the state.

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Storm Hurls Ton Stone at Farmer

A rather remarkable occurrence took place last Saturday morning on the place of Mr. Rick, who lives on the Blue River in the Indian Territory. While crossing a field in from of his house, he was startled by a large rock being hurled through the air and falling to the ground a few feet in front of him.

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Doctors Visit Savoy Storm Victims

Only one unfortunate was brought before the mayor Monday morning. He acknowledged to the mayor that he had just taken a little too much. The usual fine was entered but a stay of execution was granted on promise to leave town and go to his work on the Denison and Southeastern Railroad. A fight between some women on Crawford street will furnish the mayor’s sort with some work this morning.

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In 1880, Savoy Nearly Destroyed in Storm

The most western town in Fannin County is located 12 miles west of Bonham along the Grayson County line. The community was named for William Savoy who settled in the area in the late 1850s. Colonel Savoy, as he was often called, bought more land than anyone at that time in the Savoy vicinity.

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Vicious Fire Destroys Much of Business District

SAVOY-A vicious pre-dawn fire which started in a frame building swept through the south side of Savoy early Saturday and laid waste to a large part of the business district of this West Fannin County town of 314 persons.

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Fire Threatened Town

SAVOY – A town meeting has been set for the school house at 7:30 p.m. today to start the ball rolling toward getting some fire fighting equipment for Savoy. Mayor S. A. Bibby called the fmeeting this morning as an aftermath to the $15,000 fire that destroyed the Savoy Church of Christ Sunday morning.

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When Your House is on Fire

What happens when your house catches on fire? The Denison Herald found out first hand from its Savoy correspondent, Miss Elizabeth Large, last week when blazing embers from the burning Church of Christ showered down on her home.

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Tornado Mortality Schedule

Savoy, Texas was hit by an F4 tornado. 14 people were killed and 60 were injured. It leveled the entire business and northeast residential sections. The tornado was described as “a funnel blazing with balls of fire”.

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Blown into the Pig Pen

Mr. McMurry and I had retired for the night, our bedroom being in the front part of the house. We were awakened from a sound sleep by deafening peals of thunder, the terrible roar of the wind, and a mighty down pour of rain that fell in blinding sheets. our first thoughts were of Minnie, who was sleeping alone in a back room that opened onto a porch. When we opened the door that led to her room we found that the room had been blown away!

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Cyclone Blew the Clothes Off Boys

SAVOY– Fifty-seven years ago May 28, a cyclone struck Savoy, and moved the town. The freakish wind demolished every house on Main Street and the town was rebuilt on Hayes Street which is now Highway 82.

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