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On 2 October 1925, the Church Hill railway tunnel collapsed in Richmond, Virginia. Built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1873, the tunnel had been unused for decades when, in 1925, the railroad sought to restore it to usable condition. The…

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This article from the Richmond Enquirer describes the March 1863 explosion at the Confederate States Laboratory, an ordinance factory, on Brown's Island in Richmond, Virginia. Published three days after the accident, this article describes the…

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Published two months after the Richmond theater fire of 1811, Benjamin Tanner's work became a well-known image of the conflagration. It depicts patrons leaping from windows as well as those aiding victims who have escaped the building. The roof and…

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This compilation of Presbyterian ministerial teachings was published in 1812 in direct response to the Richmond theater fire of 1811. It warned Christians of the evil influence of the theater on individuals and society and sought to discourage…

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This broadside was published in Boston shortly after a fire in a Richmond, Virginia, theater took the lives of at least 76 people on 26 December 1811. This account inflated the death toll--claiming that "160 Skull bones" had been found in the…
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