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This collection includes various images, article and historical doucments about the City of Chester:

 

Read transcripts of oral histories conducted with eight Chester residents in the spring of 2009 by Swarthmore College students enrolled in Swarthmore Professor Sonia Lee's history class.

 

View images, documents and newspaper articles about the SS City of Chester: The SS City of Chester was built in Chester, Pennsylvania by John Roach and Sons in 1875.  In 1888, it sank after a collision with the RMS Oceanic in San Francisco Bay.  This exhibit displays images of the ship and documents about the collision.  It also features the headlines of articles, from San Francisco Newspapers from 1888- 1894.  These articles explain the collision and its tumultuous aftermath.  (To access the full articles, click on the URL provided under the image of each headline).

 

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