National Weather Service - Amarillo
The only house left standing in Glazier after the town was leveled.
On April 9, 1947, an F5 tornado roared across the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.
According to a report from the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas, only one residence and a concrete jail survived in Glazier after the tornado ripped a 600-yard wide path of destruction across the town. Although Higgins and Woodward recovered, the report says that the town of Glazier did not, although a few residents call Glazier home.
Altogether, 181 people were killed by the tornado, making it the sixth deadliest tornado in history. In Woodward alone, 107 people lost their lives. A total of 17 people died in Glazier, which is a significant number considering the town only had a population of 200 at the time.
For our last ghost town, we go to a town that was already on its last leg.