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The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

On a sunny and hot afternoon, July 6, 1944, thousands of fans made their way to Barbour Street in Hartford, Connecticut to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus performance. 168 circus fans never went home. The others returned home with physical and emotional scars that they will bear for the rest of their lives.

The best-known victim of the circus fire was a young blonde girl wearing a white dress. She is known only as “Little Miss 1565”, named after the number assigned to her body at the city’s makeshift morgue. Oddly well preserved even after her death, her face has become arguably the most familiar image of the fire. She was never identified and her body has never been claimed.

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

Dire need of RESIZE. Image far too large

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

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Dire need of RESIZE. Image far too large

She's lifesize and I'm on a mini computer :) I was startled for a moment when I saw the picture.

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

Very sad! I can't believe her family never claimed her. By now, I guess anyone who was alive then may not be now.

Of course they could have perished in the fire :(

I wish I had those eyelashes! Rest in peace, little angel!

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

Poor little girl

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

How horribly tragic. :(

She may had been identified, but people are not sure if it's the right identification, but who knows.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...=gr&GRid=21931

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

Not claimed

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

Strange story, that the body was never identified, nor claimed. Sad.

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Re: The Hartford Circus Fire -- July 6, 1944

how sad

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