One Of The Deadliest Accidents In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Vermont
West Hartford is the most rural of Hartford’s five villages. Half of the village was destroyed in the Great Flood of 1927, but there was an even greater disaster which occurred 40 years earlier. The deadly Hartford Railroad Disaster in VT took place in 1887 and claimed the lives of 37 people while injuring 50 others. This incident was indeed a tragedy and many believe that the ghosts of some of the passengers still haunt the site.