American Disasters - Great Oklahoma 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.
Ardmore, OK Train Wreck, May 1902 __ "A construction train on the Choctaw Oklahoma & Gulf railway plunged through a high trestle twelve miles east of Ardmore this morning. Four men were killed and twenty-one injured, seven of the latter fatally." Original news articles and links to other resources. - From Jenni Lanham/gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ok/trains/ardmore-trainwreck1902.htm
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Babbs Switch Fire __ "The Babbs Switch Fire on December 24, 1924 killed thirty-six people in a one-room school house at Babbs Switch, Oklahoma, USA. Whole families died and more than half the dead were children." an encyclopedic article with links to related material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbs_Switch_Fire
Babbs Switch Fire __ "With the first blaze the people moved restlessly and some started for the only door. The tree was turned over in the effort to extinguish the fire, but served to spread the fire and wild excitement and terror spread. In two minutes the entire room was on fire." A detailed account. - illustrated - From Ethel Taylor - http://rebelcherokee.labdiva.com/babbsfire.html
Category:Oklahoma hurricanes __ A directory of links to wikipedia articles about hurricanes which have effected Oklahoma. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Oklahoma_hurricanes
Historic Disasters: Oklahoma Disasters __ You will find a list of Oklahoma disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From olddisasters.blogspot.com - http://olddisasters.blogspot.com/2007/12/oklahoma-disasters.html