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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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Estes Park, CO Aircraft Accident Kills Two, August 1977

Two Vancouver, Washington, residents, pilot Martin Ryan, aged 23, and Janet Bonneville, 19, died in a crash approximately one mile southwest of Willow Park on The Fall River Road on August 16, 1977.  read more »

Eldon WATKINS Killed By Car

Laurel County Sun newspaper, London, KY
Tuesday 15 August 1922: Front page, Column 5

Eldon Watkins Killed By Car  read more »

Fairview, OK Oil Storage Tank Explosion, Jul 1950

12 INJURED AS SEVEN STORAGE TANKS EXPLODE.

CENTER OF FAIRVIEW MENACED BY SERIES OF BLASTS, SPREADING FIRES.  read more »

Canyon, TX West Texas Normal School Fire, Mar 1914

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NORMAL SCHOOL BURNED MAR. 25

A NUMBER OF CLEBURNE GIRLS ARE ATTENDANTS AT THE INSTITUTION

NO ATTENDANTS INJURED

FIRE CAUSED BY TORCH USED BY WORKMEN -- WILL CONTINUE TEACHING.  read more »



by Dr. Radut