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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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Hope, IN Town Fire, Mar 1911

Stapps Corner Fire, Hope, Indiana, 22 Mar 1911

INDIANA TOWN IS RAZED BY FIRE

(National News Dispatch to Truth.)  read more »

Portland, OR Dike Break and Flood, May 1948

Flood Waters, Portland, Oregon, May 1948

FLOOD CRASHES DENVER, UNION AVE. DIKES

Water Spills Into Kelso, Woodland

Vanport Homes Swept Eastward in Low Area,

Man Plunged to Death  read more »

Vanport, OR Dike Break and Flood, May 1948

Flood Destruction at Vanport, Oregon, May 1948 2

18,500 Made Homeless As Dike Breaks; Scores Injured, Toll Unknown  read more »

Johnstown, PA Flood, May 1889

Main Street, Johnstown, PA after the Flood, May 1889

TEN THOUSAND DEAD.

THE JOHNSTOWN DISASTER THE GREATEST ON RECORD.

ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF.

OVER A THOUSAND BODIES RECOVERED AT JOHNSTOWN.

A THOUSAND MORE BURNED IN THE DEBRIS.  read more »



by Dr. Radut