DESCRIPTION: "It was a pleasant August evening, an the city was at rest, Peace and quiet reigned on every hand, When a dreadful crash was heard...." An earthquake hits the city. There is much damage; some residents are killed. The song begs for relief.
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1887 (Wehman print)
KEYWORDS: disaster death
Aug 31, 1887 - Charleston earthquake
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, p. 300, "Charleston Earthquake" (1 text)
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