Old Letters and Check Relate the March 1952 Tornado

A check dated back to 1952 was found some 200-miles away, during the tornado of 1952 in Henderson, Tennessee. A letter was sent to Mr. John A. McCall to inquire about.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

On March 29, 1952, John A. McCall, President of First National Bank, Lexington, was handed a letter from Marion National Bank in Lebanon, KY, dated March 28th. Accompanying the letter was a check written on First National Bank in 1940. It wasn’t delivered there by post or pony express, but by the March 21, 1952 tornado that struck Henderson, TN, and moved across Middlefork, Stegall, Piney Creek, Pine Knob, and out across the eastern edge of Henderson County. “Dear Sirs: One of good customers, A. A. Whitlock, of Bradfordsville, this county, found the enclosed check on your bank, signed by H. B. Williams, payable to L. B. Petty, dated 10/18/40, No. 155, for $34.82. He found this check out in the middle of this clear field, and cannot account for it, or how it got there, unless it was…

For complete coverage, see the March 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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