Crisis!: The Eastland Disaster

November 7, 2006

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The Crisis! series explores the disasters, social upheaval, and urban tragedies that have been defining moments for Chicago, answering questions such as: how did the city and residents respond; how have these events shaped the city; what are the legacies of these events; how do we remember them; and how do we distinguish between the myths and facts that surround the stories? 

In this installment of the series, Ted Wachholz, President and Founder of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society tells the story of the Eastland Disaster of 1915.

 

Recorded Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at Chicago History Museum.