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Ten Ohio disasters : stories of tragedy and courage that should not be forgotten  Cover Image Book Book

Ten Ohio disasters : stories of tragedy and courage that should not be forgotten / Neil Zurcher.


Tragedy and courage walk hand-in-hand in these gripping true tales from Ohio's past... These ten disasters from Ohio's past are worth remembering for both their tragic lessons and their inspiring examples of heroism. Includes: The horribly destructive Xenia tornado, part of the most violent "super outbreak" ever recorded, which wiped out entire neighborhoods; The sudden and shocking Silver Bridge collapse, during rush hour, into the Ohio River near Gallipolis; An ill-fated group parachute jump over Lake Erie that landed in watery disaster near Huron; The Golden Age Nursing Home fire in Fitchville, one of the deadliest such fires in U.S. history; Cleveland's great balloon launch fiasco, which earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records--and infamy; The Blizzard of '78--a roaring "White Hurricane" that swept across Ohio and buried the state; The panicked demise of trained animals during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Cleveland; The Roger Blough inferno--a giant, 833-foot-long Great Lakes freighter engulfed in flames while dry-docked in Lorain; The frenzied and deadly Who concert stampede at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum; The bizarre exotic animal escape in Zanesville, where dangerous beasts including lions, tigers, and bears stalked the community -- Publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1598511254
  • ISBN: 9781598511253
  • Physical Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cleveland, OH : Gray & Company, [2022]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Disasters > Ohio > History > Case studies.
Ohio > History.
Genre: Case studies.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


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