Tornado of 1906 - Briggs, Texas
April 12, 1906, Briggs was struck by a devastating tornado. The following pictures are courtesy of Mr. Jimmy Williams who says these photos were taken by his grandfather Josepth (Joe) Williams of Oakalla, Texas. They were scanned from the original 5x7 glass negatives. (Thanks for sharing these Mr. Williams)

The Briggs School house and Dr. Taylor's barn were destroyed by the tornado Thursday April 12, 1906. The school house near the lower left side of the lot shown in the picture, where only a few boards are seen. Taylor barn middle of picture [just left of buggy].

Information Courtesy of Richard Denney