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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 MemorialsTuerie de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal - École Polytechnique Massacre - Ottawa, Ontario

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Cette plaque a été érigée en mémoire des 14 victimes de la tuerie de l'École polytechnique de Montréal. This plaque was erected in memory of the 14 victims of the École Polytechnique massacre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/20/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsNáufragos do Salsinha - Praia da Vieira, Leiria, Portugal

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This the memorial for the Salsinha's shipwreck. Died 13 men.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsFukushima-Gedenkstein - Göttingen, Germany

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In memory of the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 8/23/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDubbeltje op zijn kant (Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, NL)

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Memorial Monument of North Sea flood of 1953

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Boon

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 8/18/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsWinfree Memorial Baptist Church - Midlothian Mine Disaster - Midlothian, Virginia

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Disaster Memorial Marker on the eastbound side of the Midlothian Turnpike.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThompson-Nicola Region Fire - Kamloops, British Columbia

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This plaque and memorial commemorates the firefighters, emergency workers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to assist them during a large and devastating fire which took place in the Thompson-Nicola Region in 2003.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/18/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSinking of the Princess Sophia - Dawson, Yukon Territory

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The plaque in memory of the passengers and crew of the Canadian Pacific Steamer, Princess Sophia, which sank on October 24, 1918, is located behind a log cabin and across the street from the Monte Carlo Gift Shop, on Front Street (Klondike Hwy).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Yukon Territory, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsNational Katyn Memorial - Baltimore, MD

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A large sculpture dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre of Polish nationals by the Soviets in downtown Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: 7/3/2020

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Disaster MemorialsErinnerung an die Morde in Brohl, RP, Germany

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Gedenkstein im Hafen von Brohl zur Erinnerung an die Ermordung dreier Brohler Bürger durch Separatisten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/23/2020

last visited: 6/30/2020

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Disaster MemorialsBrig Falconer Memorial - Ipswich MA

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The Brig Falconer was wrecked on Ipswich Beach December 17, 1847. Seventeen of the passengers and crew were lost. Twelve lie buried here in one common grave.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Great Flood of 1993 - North Jefferson, MO

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Cedar City is now a ghost town. The streets are still there, but several floods have removed almost all buildings. Only 20 building remain, and area annexed by Jefferson City across the river and in another county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/20/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsRecording of Many River Disasters - near Steedman, MO

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Missouri River floods recorded on a rock so all can remember the chain of disasters...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/19/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster Memorials"LEGACY" - Great Acadian Upheaval - Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Nearly 10,000, men, women and children were piled into ships and deported to the Anglo-American colonies. By 1765, a mere 1,600 survivors remained in Nova Scotia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsLock Haven Flood Protection Project - Lock Haven PA

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Dedicated to the people of Lock Haven to secure protection from the ravaging floods of Susquehanna River and to promote economic stability for future growth. Dedicated October 14, 1994 Local Cooperation Agreement March 14, 1991 Ground Breaking October 3, 1991

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsHolditch Colliery Explosion - Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK.

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A plaque in memory of the miners who lost their lives in the Holditch Colliery Explosion of 1937, is located at the Heritage Centre in Apedale Community Country Park on Loomer Road in Knutton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/18/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSmall Pox Island - West Alton, MO

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Sunflower Island was plowed over in 1936 to make way for a dam and locks. The 300 buried prisoners were discovered and disturbed. The dirt from the island, including the skeletons of the deceased, was used as fill for one of the embankments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/16/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsJokela rail accident memorial - Jokela, Finland

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The Jokela rail accident occurred on 21 April 1996, at 07:08 local time (04:08 UTC) in Tuusula, Finland, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius

location: Finland

date approved: 4/15/2020

last visited: 7/25/2020

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Disaster MemorialsWatersnoodramp 1953, Nieuw-Vossemeer, Netherlands

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Memorial for victims Flooding 1953, Nieuw-Vossemeer, Netherlands

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 4/10/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsPestsäule / Plague column - Mödling, Austria

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1714 zum Dank für das Ende der Pest errichtet / Erected in 1714 to thank for the end of the plague

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 3/28/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSanta Fe Memorial - Santa Fe, TX

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Marantha Christian Center is located on FM 646 and Ave L. Here you will find ten white crosses in honor of the eight students and two teachers who were killed May 18, 2018, at Santa Fe High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 3/18/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsOklahoma State University Cowboys Plane Crash Memorial - Stillwater, OK

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This memorial is at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/4/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsL'abri Sadi Carnot - Brest - France

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L’explosion de l'abri Sadi-Carnot a été l'épisode le plus meurtrier survenu à Brest pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. The explosion at the Sadi-Carnot shelter was the deadliest episode in Brest during the Second World War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 2/8/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsUS Navy R38 Airship Disaster Memorial - St Mary - Elloughton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Brass memorial plaque dedicated to four officers from Elloughton, killed in the Air-ship R38 disaster of 1921.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/26/2020

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsRiver Flood of 1982 - Doniphan, MO

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The Current River flooded in 1982 and was a major disaster in this area...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/29/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsCatastrophe du barrage de Malpasset 12/02/1959 - Fréjus, France

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Le 2 décembre 1959 le barrage de Malpasset cédait sous la pression des eaux faisant 423 morts à Fréjus. [EN] On December 2, 1959, the Malpasset dam gave way under the pressure of the water, causing 423 deaths in Fréjus.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member musotransistor

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

date approved: 12/28/2019

last visited: never

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