Families identifying victims of Coliseum explosion, 1963

Description: Caption on photo reads: In the background is Virginia Kafouros, one of the Volunteer Red Cross registered nurses, who assisted families in identifying relatives killed as a result of the Coliseum explosion in Indianapolis, Indiana. The explosion occurred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the finale of a theatrical type ice show, Halloween night, October 31, 1963. Seventy-three persons died as a result of the explosion and nearly 400 were injured. This was the largest single disaster to hit the State of Indiana.
Origin: 1963-11-01
Contributor(s): Funding provided by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, administered by the Indiana State Library
Source: http://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/IRC/id/1082
Collection: Indiana Red Cross
Rights: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/
Copyright: Copyright Indiana Red Cross. Copyright permissions granted for non-commercial use by Indiana Red Cross.
Geography: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Subjects: Nurses
Disaster victims

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