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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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Lawrenceburg, KY Courthouse Fire, Oct 1859

The court house was of brick, two stories high with a cupalo at the front.

Lawrenceburg, KY Town Fire, Mar 1873

Destructive Fire in Lawrenceburg, Ky.  read more »

Lawrenceburg, KY Courthouse and Main Street Fire, Apr 1915


Courthouse and Several of Business Houses Are Destroyed


Easley, SC Boy Hit by Train, Apr 1957

An inquest into the death of Johnny Hooper 14 year old Easley boy who was killed when struck by a train last Friday, has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Easley City Hall.  read more »

by Dr. Radut