Tuesday, August 17, 2010

High Winds topple historic old water tower in Malone

High winds and storms that passed through northern Jackson County sent the historic old water tower in Malone crashing down Monday night (August 16th).

The tower was replaced decades ago by the town's new water tower, but was a landmark that had stood since the early 1900s. It had previously survived a plane crash the claimed the life of a local pilot, but last night's winds sent the entire structure tumbling over. Morning found it leaning against the room of the building shown here.

No one was injured, but considerable damage was done to a building at the Malone Peanut Company. Cranes were on location throughout the day to prevent the fallen tower from doing additional damage.

To see additional photos, please visit www.twoeggfla.com/malonetower.

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