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Steamboat disaster on the Mississippi River with scores dead

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
The steamboat St. Nicholas, sailing from St. Louis, Missouri to New Orleans, Louisiana was passing near Island Sixty in the Mississippi River at ten o'clock in the evening when its boilers exploded and the vessel took fire. Around forty people were killed and many more were injured and the steamboat was completely destroyed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 51.


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