In today’s age of 24/7 cable news, internet bloggers, cellphone video cameras and other technology, even the most insignificant stories are quickly subjected to public scrutiny. But before all that technology was available, news traveled at a much slower pace. Major events in our nation’s history were learned about days or even weeks afterward.
Many of these epic events have long since faded into obscurity, unknown even to people with a passion for history. Here are five disasters that have been lost in U.S. history.