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Idaho_Statesman_published_as_Idaho_Daily_Statesman___May_3_1900.pdf
On 1 May 1900, an explosion occurred in the winter Quarters coal mine near the town of Scofield, Utah. More than 200 men were killed, making it the the deadliest American mining disaster to date. It was also a major news story, followed closely…

THE AWFUL CALAMITY IN HOLMFIRTH VALLEY.jpg
The newspaper article details some of the immediate relief efforts taken after the February 1852 Holmfirth flood in Yorkshire, which occurred when the embankment of the Bilberry reservoir collapsed, releasing 86 million gallons of water. Eighty-one…

WesternMail9-13-1878.pdf
This article, published two days after the explosion in the Prince of Wales Colliery at Abercarn on 11 September 1878, is typical for British disaster coverage in the nineteenth century. The explosion killed 268 miners and created underground fires…
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