Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters

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The Curse of Dry Gulch

Virginia City, better known as Dry Gulch Junction, was a wild west attraction in Wytheville, Virginia. Dry Gulch was situated on the edge of

Virginia’s Code Duello

The "Code Duello" is the historic term for the "gentlemanly" act of dueling. This historic practice permeated societies around the globe for centuries.

The Starving Time in Jamestown

Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.

Killer Politics

November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before the polls even opened.

E. C. Denton is Pardoned

Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Cherry, Illinois 259 Dead from Fire November 13, 1909 The Cherry Coal Mine Disaster is also known as the "Great Cherry Coal Mine Disaster."

Centralia’s Silent Hill

Centralia, Pennsylvania is the favorite mining town here at the House. Not only does it have a constant fire burning beneath its surface, it

Accidents and Events 1867-1930

This is a list of notable accidents and events that occurred in the Tri-Cities region: In March of 1867, Rev.

That’s a Flinch

Alexander Wright was a locomotive fireman in Bristol, Virginia. Wright loved practical jokes, until one joke went horribly wrong.

Gate City’s Train Tragedy of 1940

A mysterious collision occurred in Gate City, Virginia, on January 27, 1940. The victims’ families were never given reason as to why the tragedy