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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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Boston, MA Cocoanut Grove Club Fire, Nov 1942

Cocoanut Grove Night Club Fire from wikipedia.org Front View Of Building

10 FROM GREATER LOWELL LOSE LIVES IN HUB FIRE.

TWO CENTRALVILLE YOUNG WOMEN AMONG NIGHT CLUB VICTIMS.  read more »

Glen Park, MO Packet CITY OF SALTILLO Sinks, May 1910

Steamer CITY OF SALTILLO

The Steamer CITY OF SALTILLO wrecked and sank in the Mississippi River near Glen Cove, Missouri, on May 11, 1910.  Thirteen people

Kirksville, MO Tornado, Apr 1899

Kirksville, MO Tornado, Apr 1899 Kirksville, MO Tornado, Apr 1899

April 27, 1899, Kirksville, the county seat of Adair County, a city of 7,000 inhabitants, was visited by a tornado, which swept over and through the place about five o’clock in the afternoon, making a  read more »

Point Pleasant, WV Silver Bridge Over Ohio River Collapses, Dec 1967

Silver Bridge, photo from wikipedia.org Silver Bridge

OHIO RIVER SPAN COLLAPSES; DEATH TOLL MAY REACH SIXTY.  read more »



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