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!

2 comments:

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.