The Hoosac Tunnel Disaster of 1867

The Hoosac Tunnel disaster killed 13 miners in 1867, but the tunnel took the lives of an estimated 180 workers during decades of construction. All those lost lives convinced some workers the Hoosac Tunnel had a curse on it. Some walked off the job. Stories of unexplained lights and strange mournful sounds prompted a cavalry officer to … Continue reading The Hoosac Tunnel Disaster of 1867