Unpublished photos from the 1949 tornado

In April 2019, Linda Sanders donated photographs of the aftermath of the May 21, 1949, tornado to the Southeast Missourian's archive. The photos, never publish, were taken by her aunt, Maxine Lincoln Blackshear, a resident of the Red Star suburb in 1949. All of the photos were taken in Red Star, but their exact locations aren't known. Most of the 22 killed in the tornado were found in the Red Star district.