Remembering the deadly 1957 tornado in Dallas

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Posted on September 9, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 5:45 PM

DALLAS — The images from Wednesday's tornado in Dallas are amazing, and for many long-time North Texas residents, a flashback to a tragic day more than 50 years ago.

On April 2, 1957, News 8 cameras captured a funnel cloud as it moved through Oak Cliff. At the time, it was the most photographed tornado in history.

It was also one of the deadliest; 10 people were killed and more than 200 others were injured.

The 1957 tornado was on the ground for more than 30 minutes, traveling some 30 miles in an eerily similar path to Wednesday's twister.

However, this week's tornado was on the ground for a much shorter time and it was much weaker than the storm 33 years ago.

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