American Disasters - Great New Hampshire Disasters

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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, 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.

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Hanover, NH Moose Mountain Plane Crash, Oct 1968 __ "A Northeast Airlines plane with 39 passengers and 3 crew members crashed and burned on Moose Mountain Friday night and a report from the scene said as many as 10 survived." You will find original news articles and links to related material. - From Stu Beitler/ -,-nh-moose-mountain-plane-crash,-oct-1968

Historic Disasters: New Hampshire Disasters __ You will find a list of New Hampshire disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From -

Londonderry, NH Annis Grain & Lumber Mills Boiler Explosion, Jan 1906 __ "A boiler connected with the Annis grain and lumber mills plant at North Londonderry exploded today, wrecking the boiler and the engine house, and damaging both the grain mill and the wood working factory, besides causing injuries to Justin Sanborn, the engineer." You will find original news articles and links to related material. - From Helen Coughlin/ -

Nashua New Hampshire - Disasters __ "During the Great Depression in the 1930s Nashua New Hampshire and the surrounding area was victim to three natural disasters. A fire kicked off the devastation on May 3, 1930. Next was a flood in 1936 followed by a hurricane in 1938." Good article and photos. - illustrated - From -

Natural disasters in New Hampshire __ An index of articles about natural disasters in New Hampshire found in wikipedia. - From wikipedia - 

New England Hurricane of 1938 __ "It made landfall in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York on September 21, 1938 as a strong Category 3 hurricane on the present-day Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with a central pressure of 946 mbar (hPa).... It then traveled across Long Island Sound into Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and finally into Canada while still moving at an unusually high speed." An encyclopedic article - illustrated - From wikipedia -

New Hampshire Earthquake Information __ Overview and history of earthquakes in New Hampshire. - From - 

New Hampshire Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions ... __ New Hampshire Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: New Hampshire floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, ..." Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From -

New Hampshire Tornadoes __ "New Hampshire tornadoes from 1950 to 1995, listed by County." - From - 

Northeast Airlines Flight 946 __ "The crashed killed 32 of 42 passengers and crew." an encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

West Rindge, NH Tornado, Sept 1928 __ " Village Scene of Devastation Today; Hundreds Escape Death or Injury By Narrow Margins; Orchards Ruined; 40 Telephone and Electric Light Poles Down; Hugh Trees Uprooted" You will find original news reports and links to related material. - From - 


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