By Kelly Kazek
Journey simply west of America's notorious twister Alley to Alabama, domestic to a few of the deadliest tornadoes of the earlier century. those twisters stay etched within the collective reminiscence of the folk, from the 1908 Dixie twister, considered as probably the most brutal tornadoes in U.S. background, to the 1998 Birmingham twister, the most costly tornado in Alabama's history.
Discover how the 1932 Deep South Tornadoes led to 268 fatalities and thousands of greenbacks in harm, and browse the terrifying account of the 1977 Smithfield Tornadoes, which rocked this Birmingham suburb with as many as six twisters in a one-hour span.
Join neighborhood journalist Kelly Kazek as she stocks the stories of those common mess ups and the hardy Alabamians who persisted them.
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The Glasgow spinners had been prosecuted by the Sheriff of Lanarkshire, Archibald Alison, to whom trade unions were a 'moral pestilence', and who described Glasgow during the strikes as being in a state of 'insurrectionary fever' . Alison, a High T ory, had no doubt about the political nature of his prosecution. He considered that the door to anarchy had been opened by the Reform Bill and by the spread of liberal principles, and saw his duty as the reimposition of authority, including the authority of the employers to determine the conditions on which they employed their hands.
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A History of Alabama's Deadliest Tornadoes: Disaster in Dixie by Kelly Kazek