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65 Years Later: Waco remembers its deadliest tornado

Even today, the tornado remains one of the deadliest in American history.

Friday marked 65 years since an EF5 tornado tore through Waco, killing more than a hundred people, injuring nearly 600 more and destroying hundreds of homes and buildings.

It was one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.

In 2017, Waco Walks asked Baylor's curator of digital collections, Eric Ames, to lead a walk that would retrace the twister's path through downtown and share some history. Due to the event's popularity, another walk was held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and organizers are considering making the 2.5-mile tornado walk an annual event.

The walk began at the tornado memorial located at the intersection of 4th Street and Austin in Waco.

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