American Disasters - Great Nevada Disasters
Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
Great American Disasters State by State
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These pages do not begin to cover all the disasters that have taken place in every state. There is also controversy over what constitutes and defines a "great" disaster from any other kind. All disasters are "great" to those directly involved in them.
So these pages are a mix of "great" and "not so great" disasters. The major disasters are all covered in the larger sites I have linked to as resources and the rest are related items of interest.
For example, you might not find a particular major disaster on this list, but it may be included in a site such as gendisasters.com, which is one of the resources found here.
This is an excellent place to begin your research. The links found here lead to an ever widening amount of information. Good luck in your efforts.
Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114 __ "Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114 was a Fairchild F27 turboprop airliner flying out of Phoenix, Arizona to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the evening of November 15 1964. During a nighttime landing approach in poor weather conditions it crashed into a mountain about 8 miles (13 km) south of the airport. All 29 aboard died instantly..." An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanza_Air_Lines_Flight_114
Copper Flat, NV Explosion, Aug 1907 __ "An explosion occurred at Copper Flat last Thursday evening about 7 o’clock that just about wiped the entire camp off the face of the earth." You will find original news articles and links to related material. - From Jenni Lanham/gendisasters.com - http://www3.gendisasters.com/nevada/226/copper-flat,-nv-explosion,-aug-1907
FEMA: Nevada State Disaster History __ Nevada Disaster History. Major Disaster Declarations. Click on the 'disaster #' on the right side of the list to access detailed information including images and more. - illustrated - From FEMA - http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters_state.fema?id=32
MGM Grand Hotel/Casino Fire __ "The second-largest loss of life hotel fire in U.S. history took place ... at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. As smoke filled the 26-story high rise, 85 people lost their lives and hundreds of others were injured." - illustrated - From firehouse.com - http://www.firehouse.com/news/2000/11/20_vegas.html
Nevada Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ Nevada Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Nevada floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, more. Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/nv/
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