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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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Palmdale, CA Headon Crash Kills Two, Mar 1957

HEADON COLLISION TAKES TWO LIVES.

Palmdale (AP) - Two persons were killed and two critically injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 6 in Mint Canyon, south of here, the Highway Patrol reported.  read more »

Blythe, CA Auto Plunges Into Canal, Mar 1957

FIVE DROWN IN BLYTHE CANAL.

VICTIMS TRAPPED IN SUNKEN SEDAN.  read more »

Glasgow, MO Auto Plunges Into Missouri River, Apr 1957

5 DROWN AS CAR CAREENS DOWN HILL, PLUNGES IN RIVER.  read more »

Bayou Sara, LA Steamer CLIPPER NO. 1 Explosion, Sept 1843

EXPLOSION OF THE CLIPPER.  read more »