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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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  • Date of dedication
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Disaster MemorialsTribute Memorial Park - Toledo, Ohio, USA.

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Tribute Memorial - A memorial park, commemorating those who lost their lives during construction of the "Veterans’ Glass City Skyway Bridge" Toledo, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Ohio

date approved: 11/4/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsDerailed train - Ogden, Qc, CANADA

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On April 8, 1895, a southbound Boston & Maine Railroad passenger train derailed upon striking a boulder on the track; the engineer and fireman, injured by burns from steam, were transported to Newport but did not survive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mcmeunier

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/24/2019

last visited: 11/5/2019

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Swordish Submarine - Disaster Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA.

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USS Swordfish (SS-193) ubmarine - In January 1945 Eighty-nine valiant men perished with Swordfish. This Disaster Memorial is located in the grounds of the Bowfin Submarine Museum, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Hawaii

date approved: 10/23/2019

last visited: 10/25/2019

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Disaster MemorialsOKC Bombing Memorial - Warr Acres, Oklahoma USA

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Warr Acres' memorial to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing at Baker-Kiwanis Park near the Warr Acres government complex. 4709-4999 N Reeves St, Warr Acres, OK 73122

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/23/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsUSS. Growler - Lost at Sea - Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II - Assigned USS Growler (SS-215) to the State of Hawaii. Launched: 22 November 1941 - Lost at sea 8th November 1944, with no graves for the Submariners, other than the sea. Plaques located at Pearl Harbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Hawaii

date approved: 10/20/2019

last visited: 10/25/2019

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Disaster MemorialsUSS WAHOO - Lost at Sea Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.

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A plaque honoring, One of the most famous American submarines of World War II, the USS Wahoo was launched on 14 February 1942 - Lost at sea 11 October 1943. Located in the grounds of Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Hawaii.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Hawaii

date approved: 10/19/2019

last visited: 10/25/2019

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Seawolf - Lost at Sea Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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A plaque honoring “Seawolf” one of the most recognized names in the history of undersea warfare. Launched 15 August 1939; Lost at Sea, 3 October 1944. Located in the grounds of Bowfin Park, one of Pearl Harbors Historic Sites. Honolulu, Hawaii. Location: Hawaii, United States

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Hawaii

date approved: 10/18/2019

last visited: 10/25/2019

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Disaster MemorialsTrees of Faith - Lee Park - Cordell, OK

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This is a memorial to the children lost during the Murrah building bombing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/10/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsThe Paris Tornado - Paris, TX

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Small gray monument in Bywaters Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/3/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsKuta Beach Bombing - Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

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On the retaining wall of the car park and Skatepark is a painted Mural for the Sydneysiders killed in the Bali bombing of 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 9/6/2019

last visited: 10/24/2019

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Disaster MemorialsCanoe River Train Disaster - Valemount, BC

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In front of the Valemount Legion stand a white painted obelisk and a howitzer, placed in memory of British Columbia's deadliest train disaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsFusillade à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec - Shooting at the Québec National Assembly - Québec, Québec

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Cette plaque est en mémoire de ceux qui ont été tués et blessés lors d'une fusillade à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec. This plaque is in memory of those who were killed and injured during a shooting at the Québec National Assembly.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 8/13/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsAl Hayne Monument - Fort Worth,TX

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The monument dates from 1893. It commemorates a man who gave his life to save others in the Texas Spring Palace fire of 1890.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/12/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsApr 19 - OK Model Railroad Assoc - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

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Oklahoma City Bombing remembrance at the Oklahoma Model Railroad Association club. 4300 N Sewell Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/8/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsMemorial genocide Armenien - Niort, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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The Monument du Génocide Arménien is erected in front of the church Saint Jean Baptiste.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/23/2019

last visited: 11/4/2019

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Disaster MemorialsHMS Association- Barripper, Camborne, Cornwall, UK

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A masive disaster at sea, after claims that Admiral Clowdisley Shovell (The Admiral of the Fleet), ignored repeated warnings from his officers, that his calculations of where his fleet were, resulted in the lose of some 2000 lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/23/2019

last visited: 7/23/2019

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Disaster Memorials1928 Hochofenexplosion Völklinger Hütte - Völklingen, Saarland, Germany

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Hochofenexplosion in der Völklinger Hütte im Jahr 1928 / Blast furnace explosion in the Völklinger Hütte in 1928

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMaulis

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 7/15/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsVilla Rica Explosion - Villa Rica, GA

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The pharmacy where it all happened.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/9/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsSteamship Cintra's-lose of life- St Ives, Cornwall,UK

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Ship wrecks along the Cornish coast and the lose of life have been recorded through time. The wreckings and the the lose of life during a storm later to be called the "Cintra Gale".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/9/2019

last visited: 7/9/2019

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Disaster Memorials1957 Berry's Pharmacy Explosion - Villas Rica, GA

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Big explosion...lots of people died.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/7/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsHMS Wave-Westcott's Quay- St Ives Cornwall UK

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In the early hours of 30 September 1952 the usual night time silence in St Ives was shattered when the minesweeper HMS Wave broke her moorings, during a heavy storm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/7/2019

last visited: 7/5/2019

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Disaster Memorials2013 Fertilizer Plant Explosion - West, TX

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The memorial is about 100 yards away from where the fertilizer plant once stood and has a fountain surrounded by 15 plaques — one for each person who died.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster Memorials1953 Tornado Commemorative - Waco, TX

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New metal kinetic sculptures were dedicated at the former site of the R.T. Dennis building where the largest loss of life from the storm occurred.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsTay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial - Wormit, Fife.

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Memorial to the victims of the Tay Bridge disaster in 1879, on the southern shore of the Firth of Tay, west of the village of Wormit on the southern side of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2019

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsRhyl Lifeboat Memorial, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales

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Rhyl Lifeboat Memorial, The Promenade, Rhyl

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2019

last visited: never

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