I agree with Garland Reynolds that the old Cooper Pants site should be looked into further before completion of the city’s project.
I was at the dedication of the plaque on the square for the 75th anniversary of the ’36 tornado, and I took the self-guided tour of notable places affected by the disaster. I could not help but feel deeply grieved at the pants factory site. To me, this was like standing at a grave.
After the tornado, construction and renewal of this site could have covered up the remains of these unfortunate victims. I see the events at this place to be a “tragedy within a tragedy.”
We may never know the names of these poor people, but I think they should be given the respect and the rest they deserve.
Jeffery S. Puett Sr.