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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Inundations. (search)
s, and from several cities in Europe. In the distribution of the relief, the sum of $1,500 was given to each of 124 women made widows, and $50 annually till they should reach the age of sixteen was assigned to each of 965 children made orphans or halforphans. 1890, March and April. The levees of the Mississippi River gave way in many places and the waters flooded large areas of land in Mississippi and Louisiana. The worst crevasse was caused by the giving way of the Morgansea, near Bayou Sara, which had been built by the federal and State governments at a cost of about $250,000. 1900, Sept. 6-9. A tropical hurricane visiting the Southern coast spent its fury at and near Galveston, Tex., on Sept. 9. The loss of life and property here was the largest ever reported in the history of the United States from this cause, the loss of life being officially estimated at about 7,000, and the value of property destroyed about $30,000,000. The latter included the United States milita
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
th collides with Trenton, in tow of steamer Warren, near Prophet Island, and sinks; of 490 emigrant Creek Indians, 234 perish......Oct. 29, 1837 Steamer General Brown explodes at Helena; sixty killed and injured......Nov. 25, 1838 Steamer Edna collapses flues near mouth of Missouri; thirty-three lives lost......June 28, 1842 Steamer Eliza strikes on snag 2 miles below mouth of the Ohio and sinks; thirty to forty lives lost......Oct. 13, 1842 Steamer Clipper bursts her boiler at Bayou Sara, La.; twenty killed......Sept. 19, 1843 Steamer Shepherdess strikes a snag below St. Louis; twenty to thirty drowned......Jan. 4, 1844 Steamers De Soto and Buckeye collide; the latter sinks and more than sixty persons are drowned......Feb. 28, 1844 Steamer Belle of Clarksville run down by the Louisiana and sunk; more than thirty drowned......Dec. 14, 1844 Steamer Edward Bates collapses two boiler flues; twenty-eight killed......Aug. 12, 1848 Twenty-three steamboats with the