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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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Indianapolis, IN Fairgrounds Coliseum Explosion, Oct 1963

Indiana State Fair Coliseum, 1940s

Coliseum Explosion Kills 62

3 Members of Kokomo Family Among Victims.

385 Are Injured; 176 Remain in Hospitals

By Dale Burgess  read more »

Florence, AZ Tom Mix Dies in Auto Crash, Oct 1940

Tom Mix, 1925, photo from wikipedia.org

Tom Mix, Film and Circus Star, Killed In Crash

Auto Overturns Near Florence, Ariz.; On Way To Phoenix

DEAD WHEN FOUND

Rose to Fame as Cowboy Actor In Silent Movies  read more »

Belle Ellen, AL Mine Fire, Sept 1897

Belle Ellen Mine Fire 1897

FIRE IN AN ALABAMA MINE

Flames Break Out in the Main Slope and Five Men Cut Off.

WERE WORKING ON A LOWER LEVEL  read more »

Danville, VA "Wreck of the Old 97" Train Wreck, Sept 1903

Wreck of the Old 97

Southern Mail Flyer No. 97, Demolished near Danville, Va., Killing Nine, Injuring Seven.  read more »