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:: Charleroi, PA Falling Tree Accident Jan 1916
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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.
Sunbury, PA Fireman's Convention 1911
York Fire Department, Rescue Steam Fire Engine, York PA