The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944

Today’s podcast, which I published earlier in the day before I got a chance to do a blogpost about it, is about the Hartford circus fire of 1944.  This fire remains one of the largest fires in terms of casualties (between 165 and 185 killed, and about 700 injured) in the history of the United States.  It was because of this fire, and others like it, that if you go to a circus today, you rarely get to go under an actual bigtop, but instead watch the circus from a seat in an auditorium, civic center, or the like.

As usual, you can download the podcast from this link, find it on iTunes, or listen to the podcast in the embedded player below.

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