Friday, April 3 marks the 41st anniversary of the tornado that devastated our town and forever changed it as we knew it. Even though many years have passed, it is still very fresh in the memories of many of the folks that went through it. Stamping Ground also survived two downtown fires that destroyed much of Main Street in the early years of it’s existence.



“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” – Steve Goodier

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John B. Moreland III