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:: Bessemer, AL Sterling Dynamite Factory Explosion, Apr 1892 
:: Mobile, AL Magazine Explosion, Oct 1865 
:: Pell City, AL Depot Explosion, Nov 1902  
:: Port Chicago, CA Ammunition Ship Explosion, Jul 1944
:: San Francisco, CA Palace Hotel Explosion, Apr 1883 
:: San Francisco, CA Explosion, Mar 1906
:: San Francisco, CA Vulcan Powder Co. Explosion, Mar 1882 
:: San Francisco, CA Nitroglycerine Factory Explosion, May 1895  
:: New Haven, CT Dann & Brothers Coach Factory Boiler Explosion, Nov 1860
:: Thamesville, CT Bottling House Explosion, Nov 1896  
:: Wilmington, DE Jessup & Moore Paper Company Explosion, Aug 1902
:: Wilmington, DE DuPont Powder Mill Explosion, Aug 1857
:: Wilmington, DE DuPont Powder Company Explosion, Aug 1915 
:: Wilmington, DE DuPont Powder Company Explosion, Dec 1915 
:: Wilmington, DE DuPont Powder Company Explosion, Mar 1917 
:: Alton, IL Powder Magazine Explosion, Jun 1840
:: Chicago, IL Brewster Hotel Explosion, Jan 1893
:: Chicago, IL Building Explosion May 1885
:: Chicago, IL Sugar Refinery Explosion, Mar 1890
:: Chicago, IL Water Intake Crib Explosion, Jan 1909
:: Evanston, IL Northwestern Gas Light Co. Explosion, Jan 1893
:: Geneva, IL Glucose Factory Explosion, May 1893
:: Herrin, IL Muddy Coal & Iron Company Mine Explosion, May 1904  
:: Moweaqua, IL M. F. Hollis Sawmill Boiler Explosion, Jan 1888 
:: Waukegan, IL Sukes Automotive Railway Equipment Co. Explosion, Jul 1923 
:: Elwood, IN Gas Explosion, Feb 1895 
:: Fontanet, IN DuPont Powder Mills Explosion, Oct 1907
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Municipal Lighting Plant Explosion Nov 1911 
:: Geneva, IN Hercules Torpedo Co. Explosion, Feb 1906
:: Hammond, IN Economical Smokeless Powder Co. Explosion, May 1898
:: Indianapolis, IN Prestolite Gas Pumping Station Explosion, Jun 1906 
:: Richmond, IN Gas Explosion, Apr 1968
:: Terre Haute, IN Spring Hill Coal Mine Explosion, Apr 1947
:: Louisville, KY Standard Oil Refinery Explosion, Jun 1890  
:: Torrent, KY Home Torpedo Co. Explosion, Apr 1919
:: Haverhill, MA Bottling Works Explosion, May 1907
:: Lowell, MA Explosion 1894 
:: Marion, MA Boat Explosion, Jul 1908  
:: Pelham, MA House Explosion, Jan 1891
:: Woburn, MA Loring & Jones Tannery Boiler Explosion, Apr 1895 
:: Woburn, MA Foucar Leather Plant Explosion, Sept 1912 
:: Worcester, MA Boiler Explosion, Jul 1859
:: Bath, MI School Explosion, May 1927
:: Detroit, MI Wolverine Paper Mill Explosion, May 1883
:: St. Louis, MO Luxemburg Building Explosion, April 1907
:: St. Louis, MO LaClede Firebrick Works Boiler Explosion, Mar 1892
:: Butte, MT Fire & Explosion, Jan 1895
:: Neihart, MT Broadwater Mine Explosion, Apr 1896 
New Hampshire
:: Londonderry, NH Annis Grain & Lumber Mills Boiler Explosion, Jan 1906
New Mexico
:: Hobbs, NM Explosion, Jun 1938
New York
:: Buffalo, NY Kelker Blower Co. Explosion, Jan 1916 
North Carolina
:: Altapass, NC Explosion, May 1907 
:: Ardmore, OK Gasoline Explosion, Sept 1915
:: Big Heart, OK Explosion, Jan 1919 
:: Cincinnati, OH Building Explosion May 1896
:: Cleveland, OH Clinic Explosion May 1929
:: Cleveland, OH Water Works Tunnel Explosion, Jul 1898 
Rhode Island
:: East Greenwich, RI Greenwich Academy Dormitory Explosion, Nov 1907 
:: Cisco, TX Explosion
:: Houston, TX Daily Age Newspaper Office Explosion, Jun 1896
:: New London, TX School Explosion Mar 1937
:: Texas City, TX Disaster Apr 1947
:: Jackson, UT Train Wreck & Explosion, Feb 1904
:: Black Diamond, WA Morgan Slope Mine Explosion, Apr 1907  
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Welcome to GenDisasters, a look back at the events that touched our ancestor's lives - tornadoes, fires, floods, hurricanes, train wrecks, mine explosions, and tragic accidents that became a part of history and our genealogy.
Greeley, CO Fire Department, early 1900s
Engine Co. No. 8, Buffalo, NY early 1900s