Old Photo Friday: Tornado Rips Through Ellwood in 1985

Do you remember when the tornado ripped through Ellwood City, causing damage to homes, businesses, landscape and automobiles in 1985?

The tornado, which touched down Friday May 31st 1985, affected numerous businesses and residences surrounding Ellwood City in Big Beaver Borough, North Sewickley Township, Marion Township, and on into southern Butler County. Most notably, the Spotlight 88 drive in Movie Theater was devastated by the tornado.

If you do, tell us about your experience and what you were doing at the time this happened!

A gallery of photos below, provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society, shows the devastation the tornado caused.

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