Tornadoes Harm Historic Oklahoma Structures

June 1, 2011

Tornadoes that ripped through El Reno damaged or destroyed historic structures at the Grazing Lands Research Laboratory at historic Fort Reno.

The Oklahoman reports that an historic mare barn was among the structures damaged during Tuesday’s devastating storms.

The mare barn was built in 1936. Staff members at the facility say other buildings built the same year were destroyed, including a separate mare and stallion breeding facility for Army race horses. Four historic pasture barns were also leveled.

About 20 of 80 buildings at the research complex were damaged or destroyed.

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