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Louisville, KY Flood, Jan 1907

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Louisville, KY Theatre Fire 1914

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Kentucky Disasters

Tragic Accidents & Deaths

 

More Kentucky Disasters

 
Explosions
:: Drakesboro, KY Elk Valley Coal Mine Explosion 1910
:: Louisville, KY Standard Oil Refinery Explosion, Jun 1890  
:: Torrent, KY Home Torpedo Co. Explosion, Apr 1919  
 
Fires
:: Burnside, KY Fire, May 1907   
:: Louisville, KY Fire, Dec 1891   
:: Louisville, KY West Main Street Fire, Dec 1894
:: Louisville, KY Louisville Bolt & Iron Fire, Feb 1902    
:: Louisville, KY Warehouse Fire, Apr 1902
:: Louisville, KY Theatre Fire 1914
:: Maysville, KY Opera House Fire, Jan 1898 
:: Owensboro, KY Rudd House Hotel Fire, Nov 1890
:: Paducah, KY Fire, Apr 1852  
   
Floods
:: Bellevue, KY Flood, Feb 1883
:: Dayton, KY Flood Feb 1883 
:: Frankfort, KY Flood, Jul 1896 
:: Gradyville, KY Storm & Flood, Jun 1907 
:: Louisville, KY Flood, Jan 1907 
:: Louisville, KY Flood & Explosion 1937
:: Middlesboro, KY Flood, Mar 1902  
 
Ship Wrecks
:: Carrollton, KY Redstone Steamer Disaster, Apr 1852  
 
Storms
:: Gradyville, KY Storm & Flood, Jun 1907  
:: Louisville, KY Storm, Jun 1894 
:: Louisville, KY Storm May 1893
 
Tornadoes
:: Blackford, KY Tornado, Mar 1890  
:: Eminence, KY Tornado, Mar 1890 
:: Grand Rivers, KY Tornado, Mar 1890
:: Livingston, KY Tornado Mar 1890
:: Louisville, KY Tornado, Mar 1890
:: Kentucky Tornado, Apr 1932
Train Wrecks
:: Corinth, KY Train Wreck, Aug 1924 
:: Dawson Springs, KY Train Accident, Aug 1902
:: Greenwood, KY Train Wreck Jan 1888
:: Greenwood, KY Train Wreck Jun 1901 
:: Horse Cave, KY Train Wreck, Aug 1904  
:: Maysville, KY Train Wreck, May 1907 
:: Nicholsville, KY Train Wreck 1890
:: Sloans Valley Station, KY Train Wreck Oct 1890  
:: White Station, KY Train Wreck Mar 1910 
   
More....
:: Louisville, KY Grain Warehouse Accident, Aug 1871 
:: Louisville, KY Bridge Collapse, Dec 1893    
 
 
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.
 
Louisville, KY Fire Department in Action, early 1900s