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Victims of the January 1909 68th Street Water Intake Crib Disaster

 

 

 

Victims of the January 1909 68th Street Water Intake Crib Disaster

A fire at the 68th Street water intake crib on January 20, 1909 left 70 workers dead. Seen here a worker who survived the disaster.