Tag: Eastland Disaster

Jul 14

Filming the Wreck of the SS Eastland: Harry Birch and the Making of a Chicago News Family

One hundred years ago this week, the Western Electric Co. in Chicago hosted its employees on the SS Eastland for a day of relaxation, a day away from work, a day together as a family. Over two thousand employees boarded the Great Lakes passenger ship while it was moored on the Chicago River. It was raining. …

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