One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Cleveland
Many have learned about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 and how it ultimately led to safer working conditions in a history class. This tragedy, which consumed 146 lives, shocked the nation and went down as the worst industrial disaster in the history of New York City; however, you may not know that a similar event actually took place right here in Cleveland. The tragic moment in our history took place in a space of healing—the Cleveland Clinic—and claimed nearly as many lives as the deadly factory fire that had changed the nation just a few years prior.
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Though tragic and overwhelming, this shocking fire helped bring about much needed safety changes in several industries. It captivated and moved the entire nation. Did you ever hear stories from family members that remembered this tragic day?
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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