Six Mile marks anniversary of devastating 1929 tornado

By Ron Barnett
Staff Reporter


In the evening of March 13, 1929, a tornado swept through the tiny town of Six Mile, killing nine people — all of them relatives — and leaving tragic second-hand memories that remain even today, 90 years later.

Descendants of the storm’s victims, the families of Benjamin Tillman Garrett, the town’s postmaster, and his brother, George Nelson Garrett, a deputy sheriff, gathered on the anniversary of the tragedy last Wednesday to call to mind

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