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Disaster Memorials
Description:
Locations that feature a memorial for a disaster.
Expanded Description:
Wikipedia defines a disaster as the impact of a natural or man-made hazard that negatively affects society or environment.

Wikipedia defines a memorial as object which serves as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. However, for the purpose of this category, we will use a subset of this definition to define a memorial.

Memorials for disasters, whether it be natural, technological, or sociological will all be accepted here. A natural disaster is the consequence of when a potential natural hazard becomes a physical event (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, landslide) and this interacts with human activities. Disasters having an element of human intent, negligence, error or the ones involving the failure of a system are called man-made disasters. Man-made hazards are in turn categorized as technological or sociological. Technological hazards are results of failure of technology, such as engineering failures, transport accidents or environmental disasters. Sociological hazards have a strong human motive, such as crime, stampedes, riots and war.

Some examples of disasters that would qualify would be the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Hurricane Katrina, and the Air France Flight 4590 Concorde crash in 2000. A good source for a list of disasters is Wikipedia.

To be accepted these memorials will need to be more than just a sign or marker which marks the location of a disaster. The category officers will have the final say in what meets the definition of a disaster.

Fire Memorials and War Memorials will be excluded since there already are categories for those disaster memorials.
Instructions for Posting a Disaster Memorials Waymark:
1. Name the waymark after the disaster. Include the city, state, and or country after the name. Example: Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial - Oklahoma City, OK.
2. Coordinates should be taken at the memorial location and not derived from Google earth or a similar website.
3. At least two photos are required. One photo showing a closeup of the memorial so that all of the words are legible. A second photo should be a wide shot of the memorial showing the memorial in it's surroundings. The more photos included the better your waymark will be. Include photos of any plaques that list the day of dedication and / or who erected this memorial. All photos should be personally taken by you and not found on the internet.
4. Please describe the disaster and what it was. If the writeup was taken from a website, please give credit from where it was taken.
5. Make every effort to find out all of the information for the variables. Some of them are optional, but if the information is available, then they are required.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the memorial from a different angle or view than what is already posted is requested. If a camera is not available, please give a detailed description so that we can get an idea of your visit. Please list anything that has changed since the waymark was created.
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Image for Garland Tornado Memorial (The Spirit of Garland) - Garland, TXview gallery
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Disaster MemorialsGarland Tornado Memorial (The Spirit of Garland) - Garland, TX

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A memorial to victims of the December 26, 2015 tornado that struck Garland and nearby Rowlett and Sunnyvale, killing ten people, leaving many homeless, and causing millions of dollars worth of destruction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/23/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Vajont Disaster - Diga del Vajont

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A memorial plaque here reminds the disaster from 1963 when a tsunami killed about 2000 victims.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Macamica

location: Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Italy

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsOaks Colliery Disaster Memorial, Church Street, Barnsley, UK

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Memorial to the Oaks Colliery Disaster 1866 depicting a woman holding a child.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsCrach duPotez 50 - Beaumont-la-Ronce,Centre

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[FR] Stèle oubliée commémorant la mort de sept personnes lors d'un crash d'avion le 23 juin 1938. [EN] Forgotten stela commemorating the death of seven people during a plane crash on 23 June 1938

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: Centre, France

date approved: 5/1/2017

last visited: 5/1/2017

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Disaster MemorialsMemorial for the convicts of concentration camps - Copenhagen - Denmark

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Memorial for the convicts of concentration camps at the Church of the Holy Ghost

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Denmark

date approved: 5/1/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsBaddesley Pit Memorial - Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire

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A colliery wheel memorial on Baddesley Ensor Common.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/23/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Great Flood of 1993 - Winfield, MO

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This monument is a thank you to the volunteers and a memorial to the Great Flood

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsApollo I, Space Shuttle Challenger, and Space Shuttle Columbia Disasters -- National Museum of Funeral History, Houston TX

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A very respectful memorial for the Apollo I Disaster (1961) and the Space Shuttle Challenger (1986) and Columbia (2003) Disasters at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: 3/11/2017

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Disaster MemorialsSummerland Fire Memorial - Douglas, Isle of Man

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The Summerland Fire Memorial is in the Kaye Memorial Gardens on King Edward Road Rushen in Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: 9/17/2016

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Disaster MemorialsBrig Lily Memorial - Rushen, Isle of Man

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Brig Lily Memorial is in the Churchyard of Kirk Christ in Rushen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSeptember 12, 2001 Plane Crash in the Yucatan Peninsula - Seattle, WA

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A dedicated bench on the University of Washington campus memorializes plane crash victims.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsKnox Presbyterian Church Fire - Stratford, ON

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Memorial for a tragedy at Knox Presbyterian Church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsFlood of 1993 - Scott County, Illinois

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Big boulder is tribute to the supporters of the county during the great flood of 1993.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/25/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsExecution Site Memorial - La Habana, Cuba

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The memorial to eight medical students who were executed in 1871 stands on a small traffic island at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Malecón Drive in Havana, Cuba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cuba

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDenkmal an die Opfer des Attentats auf das Oktoberfest - München, Munich, Bayern, Germany

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Denkmal an die Opfer des Attentats auf das Oktoberfest am 26. September 1980 / Monument to the victims of the assassination attempt on the Oktoberfest on 26 September 1980

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tintenklexx

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 3/16/2017

last visited: 4/13/2017

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Disaster MemorialsArmenian Genocide Memorial - Niagara Falls, NY

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Memorial to victims of the Armenian Genocide

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: New York

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsArmenian Genocide - Binghamton, New York

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This memorial is near war memorials in the South Side Veterans Park by the Susquehanna River near the Washington Street Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsBridgetown Tragedy - Bridgetown , Western Australia

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A black Bridgetown Granite stone memorial commemorating three children and an adult electrocuted in Bridgetown in 1954.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMonument du Génocide Arménien - Aix-en-Provence, France

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The Monument du Génocide Arménien is erected in front of les Allées Provençales and next to the Fontaine de la Place de la Rotonde in Aix-en-Provence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 1/24/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSanta Cruz de San Saba Mission -- Menard TX

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This local historical plaque recalls the history of the Santa Cruz de San Saba mission nearby, whose story ended in tragedy when mission was destroyed in an Comanche Indian attack

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/24/2017

last visited: 12/23/2016

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Disaster MemorialsTriangle Fire - New York, NY

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One of a few plaques on the Triangle Shirtwaist Building on the NYU campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/24/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Old Town Well Disaster -- Goldthwaite TX

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One man died, one was overcome by poison fumes, and one became a hero in August 1887 while digging a well to serve the town of Goldthwaite at the site of the present Mills County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Disaster MemorialsSoldier's Waterhole Monument -- McCulloch Co. TX

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A local historical monument accepted by the state as an official historic marker down a few country roads in McCulloch County TX marks an important pioneer-era resource and the site of a horrifying massacre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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Disaster MemorialsTower Garden Memorial -- University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

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This somber memorial anchors the Tower Memorial Garden, which commemorates the victims who were killed on a horrifying summer day at the University of Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/10/2016

last visited: 11/26/2016

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Disaster MemorialsWinter Hill air disaster memorial — Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man

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The Winter Hill air disaster occurred on 27 February 1958 when the Silver City Bristol 170 (G-AICS) travelling from the Isle of Man to Manchester crashed into Winter Hill, 35 people died and seven were injured

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 12/1/2016

last visited: 12/18/2016

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