Publisher description for Pennsylvania disasters : true stories of tragedy and survival / Karen Ivory.


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Twenty-two disasters spanning more than a two centuries are brought to life in this engagingly written volume. The stories include Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic in 1793, a series of coal-mining disasters in the early 1900s, the Centralia fires that started in 1962 and burn even today, the tragic fate of United Airlines flight 93 in 2001, and the Quecreek Mine rescue of 2002.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Disasters -- Pennsylvania.
Natural disasters -- Pennsylvania.
Accidents -- Pennsylvania -- History.
Pennsylvania -- History, Local.