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Ship Wrecks
:: Mississippi River, MS Steamer PENNSYLVANIA Explosion, June 1858
:: Vicksburg, MS Steamer W. T. Scovel Explosion, Dec 1906
:: Vicksburg, MS Steamer Explosion May 1896
:: Vicksburgh, MS Steamer W. R. CARTER Disaster, Feb 1866
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:: Arkabutla, MS Tornado Nov 1900
:: Clarke County, MS Tornado Hits Plantations, May 1866
:: Delay, MS Tornado, Oct 1896
:: Duncan, MS Tornado Feb 1929
:: Hernando, MS Tornado, Nov 1900
:: Jackson, MS Tornado, Mar 1966
:: Jasper County, MS Tornado Destruction, Nov 1858
:: Macon, MS Tornado, Apr 1880
:: Meridian, MS City Is Swept By Tornado, Mar 1906
:: Monticello, MS Tornado Devestates Small Town, Apr 1882
:: Natchez, MS Terrible Tornado Destruction, May 1840
:: Newton Co., MS Tornado 1883
:: Oxford, MS Tornado, Oct 1896
:: Purvis, MS Tornado, Apr 1908
:: Rosehill, MS Tornado 1920
:: Savage, MS Tornado, Nov 1900
:: Tupelo, MS Tornado, Apr 1936
:: Vicksburg, MS Tornado, Dec 1953
:: Tennessee and Mississippi Tornado, Nov 1900
:: Towns, LA, MS, AL Tornado Destruction, Apr 1908
Train Wrecks
:: Beaumont, MS Train Wreck, Jan 1905
:: Brookhaven, MS Train Wreck, Jan 1889
  Duck Hill, MS Train Wreck, May 1884
  Gulfport, MS Train Wreck, Dec 1929
  Hughes Siding, MS Train Wreck, Nov 1901
  Humboldt, MS Train Plunges Off Trestle, Feb 1870
  Jackson, MS Train Goes Through Bridge, Aug 1885
  Jackson, MS Train Wreckers Cause Accident, Apr 1910
  Tupelo, MS Train Wreck, Jun 1898
  Vaughn, MS Casey Jones Train Wreck, Apr 1900
  Victoria, MS Passenger Train Derails, Oct 1925
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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.
Biloxi, MS Waterfront 1900s
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