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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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Cairo, IL Fire, June 1897

Fire at Cairo, Ill., destroyed $80,000 worth of property, including the new Baptist Church and annex, the HALLIDAY warehouse and contents; GLYNN's transfer stables with twenty-five head of horses and  read more »

Fort Mill, SC, Lightning Strike, June 1897


Strikes a House on all Four Sides at the Same Time

Lightning got in some very freaky work in the house of J.T. DEATON, at Fort Mill, near Rock Hill, last week.  read more »

New York, NY Hudson River Drowning, June 1897

Two Drowned in the Hudson  read more »

Garrison-on-the-Hudson, NY, Drowning, June 1897

Thrown From Her Wheel and Drowned  read more »

by Dr. Radut