1930 Frost Tornado Index
Frost, Navarro County, Texas


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1930 Frost Tornado Facts:

  • Date: May 6, 1930;
  • Location: Bynum, Irene, Mertens, Hill County; Ennis, Ellis County; Frost, Navarro County
  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Direction: NE
  • Width of Path: 440 yards
  • Length of path: 34 miles
  • Dead: 41
  • Injured: 72
  • Damage: $2,100,000
  • Classification: Most sources rate this tornado as an F4

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There is a 1930 blues song by Alger Alexander, aka "Texas Alexander", titled Frost Texas Tornado Blues.  This song is available on the album 98 Degrees Blues and Texas Alexander, Vol. 3: 1930-1950

Play Frost Texas Tornado Blues with video from youtube.com   [note photos were taken from our website and are actual photos of the tornado damage.  The photos of the actual tornado are much more modern and are not the actual frost cyclone.  ...elw

 

 

 

Lyrics to Frost Texas Tornado Blues

I was sitting looking : way out across the world
Said the wind had things switching : almost in a twirl

Says I been a good fellow : just good as I can be
Says it's Lord have mercy : Lord have mercy on me

Mmm : mmm
Says I been a good fellow : just as good as a man could be

Some *lost their baby* : was blowing for two three miles around
When they come to their right mind : they come on back to town

Said rooster was crowing cows was lowing : never heard such a noise before
Does it seem like hell was broke out : in this place below


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