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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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Ardmore, OK Refinery Explosion, Feb 1952

TWO KILLED IN EXPLOSION AT REFINERY.  read more »

Shenandoah, PA Business Section Fire, Apr 1931

COSTLY BLAZE AT SHENANDOAH.  read more »

Twin Rocks, PA Business Section Fire, Jan 1931

$75,000 DAMAGE DONE, SIX INJURED IN FIRE NEAR JOHNSTOWN, PA.  read more »

Aberdeen, WA Hotel Fire, Jul 1949

7 PERISH IN HOTEL FIRE.

SIX INJURED; 50 GUESTS FLEE.

Aberdeen, Wash. - (AP) - At least seven persons were killed and six injured in a hotel fire here yesterday.  read more »



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