Rye Cove Tornado

May 2, 1929 a tornado struck the Rye Cove School building at 1:55 pm. One teacher and twelve pupils lost their lives. A bronze tablet was erected at the new school named The Rye Cove Memorial High School. The tablet reads as follows;

Rye Cove Memorial High School is erected to the memort of the children who lost their lives when the school house was destroyed by a tornado on May 2, 1929.

List of Dead

Ava Carter , teacher
Millie Stone
Polly Carter
Bruce Cox
Bertha Darnell
James Carter
Bernice Fletcher
Callie Bishop
Emma Lane
Lillie Carter
Monnie Carter
Guy Davidson
Monnie Bishop

Placed by Mrs. W D Smith

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