Historic North Country Disasters

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There is a tragic history in New York’s North Country of human folly, natural disasters, deadly explosions, terrible train wrecks and other calamities. The famous Barnum & Bailey Circus suffered deeply after its train crashed between Norwood and Potsdam in 1889 and many animals died. Beloved Thousand Island Park was almost entirely destroyed by a devastating fire in 1912, leveling hotels and businesses, and the once-thriving park never fully recovered. The great Massena earthquake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale in 1944 and caused tremendous structural damage, including destroying nearly all chimneys in the area. Author Cheri L. Farnsworth compiles both the man-made and natural disasters that shocked the North Country in the hundred years between 1850 and 1950.
ISBN: 9781467145008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Disaster
Images: 62
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Cheri Farnsworth has written the following regional titles (some under the name of Cheri Revai): Haunted Northern New York (vols. 1–4, 2002–10), Haunted Massachusetts (2005), Haunted New York (2005), Haunted Connecticut (2006), Haunted New York City (2008), The Big Book of New York Ghost Stories (2009), Haunted Hudson Valley (2010), Adirondack Enigma: The Depraved Intellect and Mysterious Life of North Country Wife Killer Henry Debosnys (2010), Murder & Mayhem in Jefferson County (2010), Murder & Mayhem in St. Lawrence County (2010), Alphabet Killer: The True Story of Rochester’s “Double Initial” Murders (2010) and Wicked Northern New York (2011). She enjoys researching regional history, especially about crime and disaster, and finds the connection between history and the paranormal intriguing as well. Farnsworth is retired and lives in Massena, New York, with her husband, three peculiar cats and one crazy, cuddly Labradoodle.
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