Category: Accidents

The Strange Death of Carl Albright

The wind howled, and the dog howled, too. The air was cold, turning the Nebraska plains into a frigid tundra…

Rising From the Flames

The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World…

Episode 15: Rising From the Flames

August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened…

Episode 3: Sudden Endings

Winter driving is something that virtually all Midwestern drivers have to face down at some point. One night in 1926,…

Sudden Endings: The Tragic Tale of Singleton Gardiner

   Gertrude Woodard was only seventeen years old. Popular and well-liked by many, young Gertrude lived with her parents near…

Historical Travel Wasn’t Always the Safest

The holidays are here again! Soon, hundreds of us will travel across the nation to see our family and friends. But, with all that travel comes potential dangers, dangers that have always been there. Come and learn more about it this week at the table!

Fire in the Snow: The Sudden End of Singleton Gardiner

Winter driving can always be sketchy in the Midwest. Snow, ice, and plummeting temperatures can create dangerous road conditions. Almost…