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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 MemorialsBOR Memorial Fountain -- Glen Canyon Dam, Page AZ

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A memorial fountain dedicated to the Bureau of Reclamation employees who died tragically in a plane crash in 1977.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/25/2014

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Disaster MemorialsEden Tragedy - Pueblo, CO

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The train wreck near Eden was a tragedy of a flash flood that destroyed the bridge with the cost of 96 confirmed dead and 14 missing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSpace Shuttle Columbia Memorial - Nagadoches, Texas

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Memorial to the crew of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia which broke up over East Texas, and the landing of a piece of debris in a parking lot in Nagadoches, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kwashnak

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsBinghamton Clothing Co Fire - Binghamton, NY

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Monument to 21 women who perished in the Binghamton Clothing Co, fire of 1913.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsLiberty Garden - Alexandria Bay, NY

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Memorial Garden dedicated to all American victims of terror and the principles of freedom and liberty.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsCanyon Creek Storm King Mountain Firefighters Memorial - Glenwood Springs, CO

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This memorial honors the 14 firefighters who lost their lives when the South Canyon (commonly called Storm King Mountain) wildfire suddenly turned deadly. This disaster changed many tactics for fighting wildfires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMémorial aux 47 victimes de Lac-Mégantic, Qc, Canada

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Grand livre de granit à la mémoire des 47 victimes de la tragédie de Lac-Mégantic. Granite book in memory of the 47 victims of the Lac-Mégantic's tragedy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsB-47Crash Site- Hurley, WI

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Memorial near the crash sites of two B-47 Strato-jets on training missions in northern Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member phatdad

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMurrah Building Bombing Memorial - Tuttle, OK

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This monument honors three Tuttle residents who perished that day in the Murrah Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMizpah Hotel - Reno, NV

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This disaster memorial is located at the corner of Lake and E 2nd Streets in downtown Reno, NV.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMemorial to DOT workers who died in OKC Bombing - OKC, OK

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This memorial honoring the 11 DOT workers who died in the 1995 OKC Bombing is located at the entrance to the I-35 Oklahoma City Visitor's Center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/3/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsKatyn Massacre - Vienna, Austria

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This memorial is located in front of Vienna's Gardekirche, a Roman Catholic church was consecrated in 1763. There is also a statue of Pope John Paul the II outside the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/19/2014

last visited: 9/11/2013

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Disaster MemorialsPoague Building Explosion - Clinton, MO

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The old Katy depot now occupies the site, with the land given to the city, and used by the Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Tourism Bureau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/13/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMountain Lake Park Railroad Crossing Bus/Train Collision - Mountain Lake Park, MD

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A memorial remembering seven children who died as a result of a school bus / train accident is located on G Street in Mountain Lake Park, Garrett County, Maryland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorboy34

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/12/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSonnenbunker Bombing - Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, BW

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This is a memorial for the Bombing of the so-called 'Sonnenbunker', a civil defence shelter, which has been destroyed during an air raid on 2/22/1945 where 162 people died. It can be found at the 'Söflinger Straße' in Ulm, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 4/25/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsBurris Memorial Plaza - Russellville, Ar.

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This plaza, honoring the victims of American Airlines Flight 1420, is located at the corner of West Main and South Arkansas Avenue in Russellville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/23/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsGreene County Tornado 1927 - White Hall, IL

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Heroes come from disasters

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/22/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMoore County Disaster Memorial -- Dumas TX

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A somber monument to the men who died in the Moore County disaster of 1956 at the Moore County Courthouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: 12/30/2013

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Disaster MemorialsRockfall Memorial - Preda, GR, Switzerland

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The stone that killed three railway workers at this location was made a memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Graubuenden (GR), Switzerland

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsU.S.S. Maine Memorial - Kalamazoo, MI

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his memorial wants people to "Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Michigan

date approved: 3/17/2014

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDenver City 1975 H2S Memorial -- Denver City TX

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A simple pink granite memorial recalls horrible tragedy in a tiny Texas oil patch town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: 12/22/2013

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Disaster MemorialsBombefly B17 42-40051

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Bombefly B17 42-40051. Der blev skud ned over Rødsand Bomber B17 42-40051. Was shot down over Roedsand

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tjow

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: 8/6/2014

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Disaster Memorials9/11 Memorial - Gilbert, AZ

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On September 11, 2011 a special ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 on New York City and Washington DC took place in Gilbert, AZ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: 8/16/2014

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Disaster MemorialsTsunami Memorial - Crescent City, CA

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The Tsunami Memorial Fountain in Crescent City, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: 9/24/2013

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Disaster MemorialsPomnik moroveho hrbitova - Milevsko, Czech Republic

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CZ: pomnik moroveho hrbitova // EN: memorial plague cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/3/2014

last visited: 5/16/2014

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