Eastland Disaster Historical Society

99th Commemoration Ceremony

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

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Plymouth Place Senior Living, LaGrange Park

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

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Fox Lake District Library

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

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Worth Public Library District

Sat, Oct 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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"Forget the purse. Can't you see the boat is going down?"

Clara and Emma Reisner boarded the Eastland and found chairs at the back of the boat, near the railing. When the ship tipped so easily and smoothly, Clara did not get excited or panic. "I didn't think it was so serious. I didn't think we or anyone else would drown. I was going to grab for my purse, but Emma said, 'Forget the purse. Can't you see the boat is going down?'"

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