Jul 24, 2015

100 Years Since the Eastland Disaster - 844 Died


Rescue efforts are shown on the SS Eastland excursion boat, which was chartered to take thousands of Western Electric Company's employees to a picnic but capsized just 20 feet from the wharf at Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1915. The death toll was 844, 70 percent of them under age 25.


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http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2015/07/24/chicago-marks-100-years-since-eastland-disaster-844-died