The “Disasters in the Pioneer Valley” project:
The past year, 2011, was a heady one for residents of the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. The region saw a bizarre series of disasters, from Hurricane Irene and an “October surprise”, to even weirder events like a tornado and an earthquake.
We thought it might be useful to take stock and put these events in perspective by looking at the other disasters that have had an impact on our usually quiet spot on the globe. We decided to present our ever-growing list in the form of a timeline as a way to place each event within a context.
Begin by selecting a century from the menu in the panel on the right. Then, for more detailed information about the subject of the item, click on the link for that event.
This page has the following sub pages.