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Two passengers die when a river boat burns on the Arkansas River

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
03/05/1860
The paddle steamer Hickman took fire and quickly burned on the Arkansas River eighteen miles below Little Rock, Arkansas.  Two passengers were killed and the steamer completely destroyed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Burning of the Steamer Hickman," New York Times, March 12, 1860, p. 5. 

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