Monday, March 5, 2012
The tiny Indiana farm town of Marysville has no mayor, no school and no shopping center. And after last week's deadly tornadoes, it has virtually nowhere left to live.
Nearly every home in the village was destroyed or so badly damaged it will probably have to be torn down — a realization that raised an emotional question: Is it worth rebuilding a place that has so little?
In some of the tiny communities smashed by the violent weather, the idea has raised doubts even among families who have lived in the same place for generations.
Marysville had been a hub of farming activity since the mid-1800s. But some townspeople have concluded it would be easier to abandon the village and look for work in nearby Louisville, Ky.