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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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Disaster MemorialsUntergang der Pamir - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Ein Buntglasfenster in der Nienstedtener Kirche erinnert an den Untergang der Viermastbark Pamir 1957

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 11/5/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDie Primuskatastrophe - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Gedenkstein an die Primuskatastrophe von 1902 mit über 100 Toten am Elbuferweg in Hamburg-Nienstedten

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 11/1/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSmith Mine Disaster - Bearcreek, MT

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A mile east of the little village of Bearcreek on Highway 308, the Bearcreek Cemetery is the resting place of many of the victims of Montana's worst coal mining disaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsTornado Memorial- Mena, AR

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On April 9, 2009, a devastating tornado struck the town of Mena. This memorial is to all those who suffered loss.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsBarque Iota Shipwreck - Tintagel, Cornwall

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The Iota was an Italian vessel bound for the West Indies with a cargo of Welsh coal. In December 1893, like many other vessels before and since, it was driven onto the North Cornish shore in a fierce gale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/8/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsUnion Carbide Gas Disaster Memorial - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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A memorial plaque placed in remembrance of the victims of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster in Bhopal, India, is located in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/8/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMV Princess Victoria Memorial - Portpatrick, Scotland, UK

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This memorial is located on the cliffs of Portpatrick in honor of the lifeboatmen from the village who joined the effort to rescue passengers on the sinking MV Princess Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsGA Youth Delegate Winecoff Fire Victims Memorial -- State Capitol, Atlanta GA

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A memorial in honor of the GA YMCA Youth Assembly Delegates who died in the Winecoff Hotel Fire is on display at the GA State Capitol, in downtown Atlanta GA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/25/2017

last visited: 7/31/2017

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Disaster MemorialsPlague of 1637, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

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Plague of 1637, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/7/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsLane Thomas Lighthouse - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Lane Thomas was killed near where this lighthouse stands at Disney's Grand Floridian on June 14, 2016 in a horrific alligator attack.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 9/6/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsOklahoma City Bombing Memorial -- AL State Capitol grounds, Montgomery AL

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A small plaque at the Alabama State Capitol formerly marked the location of the Dogwood tree planted to memorialize the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. The tree is gone, but the memorial plaque remains.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/29/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Disaster MemorialsFort Hood November 5 Memorial - Killeen, TX

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Thirteen people died at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009 at the hands of a terrorist. There are 13 columns with pictures of the deceased and information about their lives, and topped by small bronze sculptures. They are under a circular pavilion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsChildren Remember Children - Cyril, OK

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The Oklahoma City Bombing affected adults and children alike, in the city, the state, and around the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsPembroke Refinery Blast Memorial - Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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The bronze abstract sculpture, dedicated as a memorial & tribute to four worker killed in the Pembroke Oil Refinery blast in 2011. The memorial is located on the Rath a coastal road overlooking the Milford Haven Estuary, Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/11/2017

last visited: 7/12/2017

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Disaster MemorialsStade de football - Furiani, Corse

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[FR] 3 grandes colonnes de même taille et 1 plus courte en mémoire de la catastrophe dans une tribune au club de football de Furiani. [EN] 3 columns are of the same size and 1 shortest in memory of the disaster in a tribune at the Furiani.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: Corse, France

date approved: 6/20/2017

last visited: 6/21/2017

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Disaster MemorialsPearl Harbor Memorial - San Diego, CA

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A memorial to those lives lost the day that will live in infamy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsWhitwick Mining Disaster 1898 - Christ Church - Coalville, Leicestershire

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Brass memorial plaque to the thirty five men who died in the mining disaster of 19 April 1898 in Whitwick Number Five Pit.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/11/2017

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsVallisaari Explosion Plaque - Vallisaari, Helsinki

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Vallisaari Exlosion plaque by the small cafe in Vallisaari.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member small oaks

location: Finland

date approved: 6/9/2017

last visited: never

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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: 7/24/2017

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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: 5/28/2017

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Disaster MemorialsCrach du Potez 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: 10/30/2017

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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: 8/17/2017

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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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