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Hartford Circus Fire (1944)

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  • Devastating Circus Fire Sparked Push For Safety

    The pain of losing so many loved ones, so suddenly and tragically, remains the chief legacy of the Hartford Circus Fire that happened 70 years ago this afternoon. To those who were there and survived, and to those who lost friends, neighbors and relatives, July 6 is a day for solemn remembrance.
  • Afternoon Of Terror: Remembering Hartford's Circus Fire

    Afternoon Of Terror: Remembering Hartford's Circus Fire
    Seventy years ago, on a sunny Thursday afternoon in 1944, Hartford was struck by a tragedy that still captivates us. Hartford's residents were hard at work, pulling double shifts at the area factories — Colt Firearms, the Royal and Underwood...

    Circus Fire At 70: A Closer Look

    The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...

    A Bakery's Journey From Darkness To Light

    A Bakery's Journey From Darkness To Light
    It was lunchtime at Nardi Breads Inc., but no one was thinking about eating in the dark, cold cavernous commercial bakery — not on the seventh day without power, the seventh day of wondering how the 103-year old business would survive. Owner...