Monday, September 18, 2006

Maine's Disastrous History

A new site called GenDisasters has a whole section devoted to natural and man-made calamities in Maine. The pickings are slim so far, but some of the disasters described I had never heard of—like the Clinton Croquet Factory Fire of April 1880, in which "Two thousand eighty two sets of croquet ready to ship were burned." Oh, the humanity!


Michelle said...

I had no idea there even WAS a croquet factory in Maine! I love the internet... *grin*

Chris said...

Don't take it too hard. I lived in Clinton for about 5 years, and I didn't know about it either.