April 2, 2017

One-Two Punch: Hurricanes Connie and Diane

The Flood of 1936 and Hurricane of 1938 were devastating events for Connecticut. The Hurricane of 1938 cost as much as $100 million in property damage. […]
April 2, 2017

Hartford Circus Fire

The Hartford Circus Fire may be Connecticut’s worst disaster caused by human error. Thursday, July 6, 1944 was a hot and humid day. 6,000 people came […]
April 2, 2017

Waterbury’s on Fire!

February 2, 1902 was a stormy evening. A fire started in Reid & Hughes dry goods store. Though it was cold and wet outside, the building […]
April 2, 2017

Tragedy on the Tracks

It was 1853. Trains were a popular and comfortable way for people to get from one place to another. On May 6, a group of doctors […]