One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Illinois
Over one hundred years ago, one of the most terrible things that happened in Illinois claimed the lives of hundreds of people. It was the worst disaster residents could imagine and its effects still last today.
Learn how a small town became the location of one of the worst mass deaths in the United States. Keep scrolling for the harrowing details.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.