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Disaster Memorials
Description:
Locations that feature a memorial for a disaster.
Expanded Description:
Wikipedia defines a disaster as the impact of a natural or man-made hazard that negatively affects society or environment.

Wikipedia defines a memorial as object which serves as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. However, for the purpose of this category, we will use a subset of this definition to define a memorial.

Memorials for disasters, whether it be natural, technological, or sociological will all be accepted here. A natural disaster is the consequence of when a potential natural hazard becomes a physical event (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, landslide) and this interacts with human activities. Disasters having an element of human intent, negligence, error or the ones involving the failure of a system are called man-made disasters. Man-made hazards are in turn categorized as technological or sociological. Technological hazards are results of failure of technology, such as engineering failures, transport accidents or environmental disasters. Sociological hazards have a strong human motive, such as crime, stampedes, riots and war.

Some examples of disasters that would qualify would be the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Hurricane Katrina, and the Air France Flight 4590 Concorde crash in 2000. A good source for a list of disasters is Wikipedia.

To be accepted these memorials will need to be more than just a sign or marker which marks the location of a disaster. The category officers will have the final say in what meets the definition of a disaster.

Fire Memorials and War Memorials will be excluded since there already are categories for those disaster memorials.
Instructions for Posting a Disaster Memorials Waymark:
1. Name the waymark after the disaster. Include the city, state, and or country after the name. Example: Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial - Oklahoma City, OK.
2. Coordinates should be taken at the memorial location and not derived from Google earth or a similar website.
3. At least two photos are required. One photo showing a closeup of the memorial so that all of the words are legible. A second photo should be a wide shot of the memorial showing the memorial in it's surroundings. The more photos included the better your waymark will be. Include photos of any plaques that list the day of dedication and / or who erected this memorial. All photos should be personally taken by you and not found on the internet.
4. Please describe the disaster and what it was. If the writeup was taken from a website, please give credit from where it was taken.
5. Make every effort to find out all of the information for the variables. Some of them are optional, but if the information is available, then they are required.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the memorial from a different angle or view than what is already posted is requested. If a camera is not available, please give a detailed description so that we can get an idea of your visit. Please list anything that has changed since the waymark was created.
Category Settings:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Disaster Date
  • Date of dedication
  • Memorial Sponsors
  • Parking Coordinates
  • Disaster Type
  • Relevant Website
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Image for Cholera Epidemic Memorial - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CAview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsCholera Epidemic Memorial - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CA

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This citizen memorial resides near the north front entrance to Old City Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2015

last visited: never

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Located on the east side of the Capitol building in Sacramento, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers

location: California

date approved: 7/22/2008

last visited: 6/1/2013

Image for Sacramento Air Show Disaster - Sacramento, CAview gallery

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On September 24, 1972, a former RCAF F-86 flown by a civilian pilot as part of an airshow crashed into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor shortly after take-off, killing 22 people, including 12 children. This memorial is across from the Executive Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck

location: California

date approved: 8/10/2008

last visited: 4/20/2013

Image for Utica Mining Disaster - Angels Camp, CAview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsUtica Mining Disaster - Angels Camp, CA

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Headstone commemorating 14 miners lost in a gold mine

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2008

last visited: 6/15/2009

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Disaster MemorialsOakland Memorial Park - Oakland, CA

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A memorial to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/1/2012

last visited: never

Image for San Bruno Explosion Mural - San Bruno, CAview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsSan Bruno Explosion Mural - San Bruno, CA

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A memorial to the 2010 San Bruno Explosion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/7/2013

last visited: never

Image for BCPA Flight 304 Memorial - Woodside, CAview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsBCPA Flight 304 Memorial - Woodside, CA

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A memorial in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/6/2013

last visited: never

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