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Posted: Mar 04, 2019 12:14 PMUpdated: Mar 04, 2019 12:22 PM

History Museum to Remember 1982 Tornado

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Garrett Giles

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present “Tornadoes, Twisters and Terror” - a program concerning the March 15th, 1982 tornado that brought devastation to west Bartlesville 37 years ago. The F2 tornado left damage in its wake over a three-mile long trek. Damage came in at an estimated cost of $30 million. The National Weather Service pronounced it as the worst storm to hit the City of Bartlesville.


BAHM Education Coordinator Betty Keim will present photographs and memories of the destruction with the heaviest damage on commercial establishments on Frank Phillips Boulevard, Hensley Boulevard, and some area homes. The program will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14th at the museum located on the fifth floor of City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave. For more information, call 918.338.4294.

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