One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In North Dakota
North Dakota is known as a fairly quiet and peaceful state. The occasional heavy flooding or snowfall are usually the only type of things that happen here that make the national news (like this unforgettable blizzard). But North Dakota was the site of a deadly accident that affected hundreds of lives and will remain in the memories of those who witnessed it for life. Not only was this accident the worst of its kind in the state, but the worst of its kind for an entire transportation giant that spanned the entire country.
It was August 9th, 1945 – a day that will go down in history.
The town of Michigan, ND website has a page on this wreck and you can visit the town to see the memorial and pay your respects to those who perished – their story will never be forgotten. There are also pictures of the wreck from old newspaper clippings that can be seen here.