Disasters

Steam and Fury: The Lansing Steamboat Disaster of 1867

  The Mississippi River, despite its nickname the “Big Muddy,” is surrounded by natural beauty. Bluffs over look the water as it meanders its way through the landscape, making its way ever southward toward the Gulf of Mexico. As picturesque as it is, there is a very practical side to the river as well. The …

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Episode 12: Premonitions of Doom

In 1898, Judge John Dillon was rich and successful. But when his wife and daughter were about to travel to Europe, eerie premonitions of impending disaster would change his life forever.     Sources  Downer, Harry E. A History of Davenport and Scott County, Iowa. Volume II. Chicago; S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910. Asheville Citizen-Times. …

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