American Disasters - Great Maryland Disasters
Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
Great American Disasters State by State
Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming
These pages do not begin to cover all the disasters that have taken place in every state. There is also controversy over what constitutes and defines a "great" disaster from any other kind. All disasters are "great" to those directly involved in them.
So these pages are a mix of "great" and "not so great" disasters. The major disasters are all covered in the larger sites I have linked to as resources and the rest are related items of interest.
For example, you might not find a particular major disaster on this list, but it may be included in a site such as gendisasters.com, which is one of the resources found here.
This is an excellent place to begin your research. The links found here lead to an ever widening amount of information. Good luck in your efforts.
Baltimore, MD Fire - The Great Fire, Feb 1904 __ "All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by another sickening visitation of the fire fiend. This time the devouring element fell upon the city of Baltimore and all but effaced it from the map." Original news stories and links to related material. - From gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/md/fire/baltimore-firefeb1904.htm
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Capital Airlines Flight 75 __ "Capital Airlines Flight 75 was a domestic scheduled Capital Airlines flight operating between La Guardia Airport and Atlanta Airport. A Vickers Viscount flying the route crashed in Chase, Maryland, on May 12, 1959, with the loss of all onboard." An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Airlines_Flight_75
Cumberland, MD Bridge Collapse and Train Wreck, Aug 1887 __ "Early the other morning while an engine attached to a mixed freight train was passing over the Mount Savage bridge a few miles west of Cumberland, Md., on the Pittsburg division of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the structure gave way. The engine and several cars were precipitated into stream, which had been swollen by a water spout that occurred at the head waters." Original news stories and links to related mater - From Stu Beitler/gendisasters.com - http://www3.gendisasters.com/maryland/447/cumberland,-md-bridge-collapse-train-wreck,-aug-1887
Disasters - Natural & Man-Made - Southern Maryland Online ... __ LIst of disasters with basic information and a photo gallery. - illustrated - From somd.com - http://photos.somd.com/showgallery.php/cat/56