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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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Springfield, MO Theater Fire, Jan 1909

Baldwin Theatre after the Fire, Jan 1909

BIG FIRE STAMPEDES 200 FROM HOTEL.

THEATER IN SPRINGFIELD, MO., BURNED AND HOTEL DAMAGED.

OPIE REED FORCED TO FLEE.

BLAZE STARTING IN OPERA HOUSE SOON AFTER LECTURE DOES $200,000 DAMAGES --  read more »

South Bend, IN Notre Dame University Main Building Fire, Apr 1879

Notre Dame University fire, Apr 1879

The original Main Building [at Notre Dame University] was replaced by a larger "Main Building" in 1865, which housed the university's administration, classrooms, and dormitories.  read more »

Alvord, TX Auto And Train Collision, May 1931

SIX KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING SUNDAY NIGHT.

MEMBERS OF ALVORD FAMILY VICTIMS OF CRASH LAST NIGHT.

ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS NUMEROUS WEEKEND.  read more »

Titanic Sinking, Apr 1912

Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to N  read more »