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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Commerce, MO Steamboat "HARRY OF THE WEST" Accident, Apr 1843

STEAMBOAT DISASTER.

We received yesterday, by the Julia Chouteau, the following from the Memphis Enquirer of the 20th inst.:  read more »

Glasgow Junction, KY Railroad Accident, Dec 1872

RAILROAD ACCIDENT.

A TRAIN ON THE LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD THROWN DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.

THE TRAIN AFTERWARDS TOOK FIRE, BUT FORTUNATELY EXTINGUISHED.

A NUMBER OF PASSENGERS INJURED.  read more »

New Salem, ND Passenger Train Wreck, Jan 1910

BISMARCK MAN IS FATALLY INJURED IN PASSENGER WRECK AT NEW SALEM.

ENTIRE TRAIN TURNED OVER AND SCORES OF PEOPLE INJURED, SOME VERY SERIOUSLY.  read more »

Moscow, ID University Of Idaho Fire, Oct 1956

3 IDAHO YOUTHS PERISH IN BLAZE AT UNIVERSITY, ARSONIST BLAMED.  read more »



by Dr. Radut