American Disasters - Great Montana Disasters
Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
Great American Disasters State by State
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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.
Anaconda, MT Stewart Mine Explosion, Sept 1900 __ "Two men were killed in the Stewart mine some time during yesterday morning's early shift. They were TIMOTHY KELLY and JAMES MURRAY, single. Their bodies were torn into shreds and bits by an explosion, the cause of which is fixed only by conjecture." You will find original news articles and links to related material. - From Linda Houston/gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/mt/mines/anaconda-stewartmineexp1900.htm
Butte, MT Fire & Explosion, Jan 1895 __ "...the powder exploded killing every fireman except two. While the dead and wounded were being removed another explosion occurred which killed more persons, including several policemen and citizens. Many persons were torn to fragments and others were shocked to death by the concussion. Later a third explosion occurred increasing the number of deaths and adding to the ruin and devastation." You will find original news articles and links to related material. - From gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/mt/fires/butte-fire-explosion1895.htm
FEMA: Montana State Disaster History __ Montana Disaster History. Major Disaster Declarations. Click on the 'disaster #' on the right side of the list to access detailed information including images and more. - illustrated - From FEMA - https://www.fema.gov/news/disasters_state.fema?id=30