1905 Tornado Devastated Snyder, I.T.
May 1905 -- It had been only one month after the area's citizens greeted President Theodore Roosevelt on his arrival in Frederick for his famous wolf hunt, the town of Snyder, in Kiowa county, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) was devastated by a massive tornado. The May 10, 1905 tornado claimed at least 97 lives and stands as one of the worst natural disasters in Oklahoma's history.
Snyder in 1905 had a population estimated at about 1,200. Snyder had become a railroad center, with two Frisco lines crossing there and freight and passenger traffic was heavy. The Frisco Railroad had built a round house, shops in the northeast part of the town. There was a large cotton compress, several gins, numerous lumber yards, feed yard, hotels and more than a hundred business buildings.
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