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Teaching Disaster on the East River

Disaster on the East River

Over a thousand passengers on the General Slocum had drowned. There would have been twenty more without Mary. With eight other people she was awarded by the United States Congress the Silver Lifesaving Medal for her outstanding courage.

Mary E. Glucksman
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What details from the story are historically accurate and how do we know they are?


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