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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 Airplane Creek Memorial B-24 Liberator KK241 - June 1st, 1945 — Chilliwack, BCview gallery
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Disaster MemorialsAirplane Creek Memorial B-24 Liberator KK241 - June 1st, 1945 — Chilliwack, BC

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On the morning of Friday, June 1st, 1945 the crew of Liberator KK241 take off from Abbotsford, BC on a navigational training exercise as a part of the RCAF World War II effort. The plane crashed on Mount Walsh just 100 feet shy of the summit

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/19/2016

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Low Moor Explosion - Oakenshaw, UK

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This simple plaque commemorates the people killed and injured in a munitions factory explosion during the First World War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsKatyn Forest Massacre Memorial - Krakow, Poland

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This memorial cross commemorates the 21,768 victims of the Katyn Massacre which occurred in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Disaster Memorials9/11 Memorial - Ybor City, Florida, USA

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9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial - The memorial is made up of an iron beam which was recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and a Steel sculpture titled “Fearless Champions,” by artist Becky Ault. Located in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 11/23/2015

last visited: 11/23/2015

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Disaster MemorialsWessex Helicopter Disaster - Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, UK

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This granite memorial to the 1981 Wessex Helicopter Disaster is located in the churchyard of Great Yarmouth Minster. It lies just to the right of the main entrance doors to the Minster and stands alongside another memorial stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsImperial Foods Processing Plant Disaster

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"The Hamlet chicken processing plant fire was an industrial fire in Hamlet, North Carolina, at the Imperial Foods processing plant on September 3, 1991, resulting from a failure in a hydraulic line."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: 11/19/2015

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Disaster MemorialsThe Lifeguard - San Diego, California

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This sculpture memorializes the loss of 13 lives from drowning in 1918 due to unusual rip currents at Mission Bay in San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSettlers Memorial - Malin, OR

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This sociological disaster memorial is one of two memorial plaques as part of a lava rock monument within Malin Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsF5 Tornado Disaster - Guin, AL

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The downtown business district was leveled

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsStockton Mine Disaster

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Ten people perish as their houses fall into the mines.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Oscette

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2015

last visited: 9/19/2008

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Disaster MemorialsPrairie Queen Arboretum - Oklahoma City, OK

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This memorial is part of the elementary school entrance plaza and arboretum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster Memorials1917 Halifax Explosion Gravesite and Memorial - Halifax, NS

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Marker indicating the burial spot of unidentified victims of the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDisaster Memorial - Sengennedd, Wales

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The central bronze sculpture entitled ‘The Rescue’ showing two coal miners feature at the Welsh National Mining Memorial & Universal Colliery Memorial Garden, located in Senghenydd, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/16/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Disaster MemorialsMunich Olympic Terrorism - Richmond Road, London, UK

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This blue plaque was erected to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 20th Olympiad in Munich in September 1972. The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Richmond Road in Hackney, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsFlood of 1955 Memorial - Winsted in Winchester, CT

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A memorial in memory of the victims of the Flood of 1955 is located at the south end of East End Park at North Main Street and Route 8 in Winsted, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/25/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsFrank Slide Memorial - Frank, AB

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A historic marker has been placed at the edge of the Frank Slide near a memorial to those killed by the slide. At the memorial are the headstones of two of the survivors of the slide, both of whom chose to have their ashes scattered here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/16/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsHillcrest Mine Disaster - Hillcrest, AB

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The Hillcrest Cemetery is the resting place of most of the 189 miners who were victims of Canada's worst mine disaster, "The Hillcrest Mine Disaster", which occurred on June 19, 1914, shortly before the outbreak of World I.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/14/2015

last visited: 6/19/2015

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Disaster MemorialsPrinsesse Ragnhild Shipwreck Memorial - Bodø, Nordland, Norway

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299 people lost their lifes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Nordland, Norway

date approved: 8/4/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Beam Trawler Jutland - Liverpool, NS

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A pair of crossed anchors are mounted in the first and oldest cemetery in Liverpool, the Old Burial Ground, on Main Street at Old Bridge Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/16/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsTanker 61 Memorial - Klamath Falls, OR

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This disaster memorial is an observation tower in the parking lot of the Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center at Kingsley Field Air Base

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/10/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMining disasters - Zbysov, Czech Republic

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A several mining disasters occurred in the years 1820-1895 in Zbysov...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/10/2015

last visited: 8/26/2015

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Disaster MemorialsOklahoma City Bombing Memorial - Whitney Rest Area, KY

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"On April 19, 1995, a truck-bomb explosion outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left 168 people dead and hundreds more injured" ~ A&E Television Networks

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/10/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsRailroad Accident near Shohola Pennsylvania - Elmira, NY

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49 Confederate Soldiers, Prisoners of War, killed in a railroad accident, were buried in the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/3/2015

last visited: 10/2/2015

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Disaster MemorialsRemembering the Columbia - Fresno CA

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Aa tribute to another heroic team of N A S A astronauts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 6/1/2015

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsChallenger N A S A - Fresno CA

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Seven supporting posts for the seven N A S A astronauts who died. Annual pass or $4 /car fee (unless you walk or bicycle in).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 5/27/2015

last visited: never

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