When you think about major tragedies that happened in the state, what do you figure it would be?


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Remember the major flooding throughout the states, which happened several times in the last 50 years and as recent as 2010 and 2011. The flooding events of these years would be what most people would think because they are the most recent natural disasters.

According to 24/7 Wall St., the worst historical tragedy in the state took place in 1945. In August of that year, the Michigan Train Wreck took place in Michigan ND, when two trains collided with each other. One train had mechanical issues and the second train was unable to stop, and crashes.

The Great Northern Train crash killed 34 people and injured 300 more. A majority of the fatalities were military personnel returning from World War II.

Outside of that event, the flooding of 2011 and 1888 schoolhouse blizzard were also tragic events in the history of North Dakota.



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