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Auditorium disaster, crowds trapped beneath Pier
Date Created and/or Issued
May 24, 1913
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
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The dead and injured trapped beneath splintered wood wreckage of auditorium entranceway, that collapsed to beach beneath Pier. Crowds had gathered for Empire Day (celebrating lands and people of British Empire) when gangway approach to auditorium gave way, dropping 350 or more to beach below, along with wreckage on top of them. Fifty persons died, either immediately or later as a result of injuries. Photo by Burro Studio.
Photo by Burro Studio
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
CSUDH Archives
Disasters; Fatalities; Piers; Public Safety

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