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The Hartford Circus Fire - An Audio Recollection

07/06/2018 12:30 pm
07/06/2018 2:00 pm


The Hartford circus fire, which occurred on July 6, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut, was one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States. The fire occurred during an afternoon performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that was attended by approximately 7,000 people. An estimated 167-169 people died and over 700 were injured.

Tune in on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at noon for a 90-minute special program on the 1944 Hartford circus fire tragedy.

This audio collage will include an interview with Don Massey, co-author of A Matter of Degree: The Hartford Circus Fire & The Mystery of Little Miss 1565.