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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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Guthrie, TX King County Courthouse Fire, Feb 1914

FIRE DESTROYS KING COUNTY COURT HOUSE

WAS ERECTED ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO AT A COST OF $25,000.  read more »

Casper, WY Oil Tank Fire, Jun 1921

Tanks On Fire

OIL SET AFIRE BY LIGHTNING.

SEVERAL LARGE TANKS BURNING AT CASPER; ONE MAN IS INJURED.  read more »

Casper, WY House Fire, Aug 1893

The first fire of any consequence to occur in Casper was on the morning of August 24, 1893, at 1:45, when the house in which Dr. L. G.Powell was living was totally destroyed.  read more »

Woonsocket, RI Opera House Fire, Jan 1891

On January 6, 1891, fire broke out at the Opera-House at Woonsocket, R. I., the cause being a front border light igniting a gauze drop, from where the flames jumped to the drop-curtain.  read more »