I’m a day late with this.

A few days ago, I received a note in my email. It read, in large part, “In case you haven’t located a recorded version of the ‘Wreck of the Shenandoah’ I have attached a copy.”

Attached to the email was an mp3.

The very first year I was blogging, I wrote a long piece about the loss of the USS Shenandoah, the first US-built rigid airship. The airborne giant was torn apart in a violent storm above Ohio in the very early morning hours of September 3, 1925.

Subsequent to the original piece, I posted the lyrics to a song by Vernon Dalhart, The Wreck of the Shenandoah, which I had mentioned in the original essay.

The mp3 I received via email is that song, as recorded by Dalhart and withdrawn from commercial circulation within a month of the accident.

The original post is also worth checking out for the various comments it’s drawn.

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  1. Oh wow- this is fascinating. Your original post on the subject is wonderful. I can’t imagine witnessing something like this- what a nightmare!

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