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Sea Wing Disaster

Title: Article About the Disaster
Type: Newspaper
Date: 1890
Source: St. Paul Daily Globe

Description: The St. Paul Daily Globe published this description of the wreck and the recovery efforts.
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Article About the Disaster


  1. The headlines in this article discuss the impact that the disaster had on local communities. What information can we gain from these about how area communities reacted?

  2. What does it mean when it says that Lake City was put "under martial law?"

  3. From the headlines alone, whom do you think the paper is blaming for the tragedy?

  4. This article appears on the top of the front page of the St. Paul Daily Globe the day after the event. What does this tell us about the importance of the event to the Red Wing community?