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These archives and interviews reveal chilling details 85 years after devastating 1936 Gainesville tornado
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Pieces of old articles and images from The Times' archives document the wreckage and tragedy of the 1936 Gainesville tornado. - photo by Kelsey Podo
Eighty-five years ago in the midst of the Great Depression, a life-changing tragedy swept through Gainesville, leaving an estimated 203 dead, 1,600 injured and causing what would be $1.3 billion in damage by today’s standards.