Georgia Disasters

I was looking for information on an early 20th century hurricane that hit the coast of Georgia, and while I didn’t find that, I did find this great website: GenDisasters documents “Events that Touched Our Ancestors Lives.” For instance, on March 22, 1910, there was a fire at Atlanta’s Simon’s Store on Whitehall. You can search the site by state. A search of disasters in Georgia turned up fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, train wrecks, explosions, and boating accidents.

Get your rubberneck on without clogging up the connector and 285!

2 Comments so far

  1. Seth (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Very cool link. Thanks!

  2. Annie (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    Glad to be of service. Totally morbid, but way interesting. Also is interesting to compare with the sensationalism of today, and how we are overloaded with information like this, so that we are completely desensitized to it. Back then, I guess things like this seemed so much more monumental, when they seemed fewer and farther between without such bombardment with the media.

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