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Thread #74881 Message #3222393
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
13-Sep-11 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
I can't think of any songs, but there is a great story by James Thurber, The Day the Dam Broke, about the day in Columbus, Ohio in March 1913, during the great spring floods of that year, when two thousand fled east from the cold rushing waters of the Scioto.
You can enjoy listening to Keith Olbermann reading the story on YouTube, with the help of Thurber's distinctive and idiosyncratic illustrations:- The Day the Dam Broke; Part One and Part Two.