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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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Los Angeles, CA Trolley And Auto Crash, Nov 1909

FIVE DIE IN AUTO CRASH - FAMILY NEARLY ANNIHILATED.

TROLLEY CAR HITS HEAVILY LOADED MACHINE NEAR LOS ANGELES, KILLING QUINTET OUTRIGHT, FATALLY INJURING TWO.  read more »

Abilene, TX Business District Fire, Aug 1911

Abilene TX Fire, Aug 15, 1911

$135,000 Blaze This Afternoon

BURTON-LINGO LUMBER CO. WIPED OUT; H. O. WOOTEN SUSTAINS A TOTAL LOSS  read more »

Rochester, IN Auto And Train Crash, Aug 1910

FIVE LIVES ARE LOST IN CRASH.

AUTOMOBILE CUT IN TWO BY A TRAIN IN INDIANA - AND NOT AN OCCUPANT OF THE MACHINE ESCAPED.

BODIES ARE TOSSED INTO THE ADJACENT FIELDS.  read more »

Louisville, KY Auto And Train Crash, Nov 1943

7 PERSONS DIE IN LOUISVILLE AUTO-TRAIN CRASH.  read more »