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1876, December 29
The Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster occurred on this date. Other names for the accident were the Ashtabula Horror or the Ashtabula bridge disaster. As the Pacific Express of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway began to cross the river bridge, the trusses collapsed. One of the engines and eleven cars plunged 150 feet into the river. Fires started from the car stoves and nearly 100 people were killed.

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