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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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Chicago, IL Plane Crashes On Landing, Dec 1940

TWO MORE DEAD BRING TOTAL TO 8 IN CRASH.

PLANE CRASH AT CHICAGO FATAL TO 8 PERSONS.

UNITED AIR LINES "MAIN LINER" CRASHED LAST NIGHT DURING BAD WEATHER.  read more »

Chicago, IL Elevated Train Accident, Dec 1895

COULDN'T CHECK THE TRAIN.

ACCIDENT ON CHICAGO METROPOLITAN "L" ROAD IN CHICAGO -- THREE MEN HURT.  read more »

Calendonia, IL Creamery Fire, Dec 1914

Fire Nearly Burned Up Caledonia Sunday

Blaze Threatened Entire Village and Had it Not Been for Heroic Work of Volunteer Fire Brigade Serious Damage Would Have Been Done.

(Special to Republic.)  read more »

Browns Crossing, IL Train Wreck, Dec 1904

KILLED IN R. R. COLLISION

Hotel Runner Disarranged Stop Signal For a Train.

SEVEN ARE KILLED OUTRIGHT.  read more »



by Dr. Radut