|Scioto Disaster Sketch - Leslie Newspaper 1882|
Once in Moundsville, many passengers took a pre-arranged tour of the West Virginia Penitentiary while others headed for the nearest saloon. The return trip to Wellsville and East Liverpool began at 3:30 p.m. Much of the huge crowd on board settled down for the trip. Some continued to enjoy the dancing and music from the coronet band and others, who had imbibed freely at the Moundsville saloons and who had probably brought bottles back on board, stretched out on the deck to sleep. According to one account about twelve to fifteen men were dead drunk.
|The only extant photo of Annie Curry Paul, Circa 1887|
|Annie's stone in Riverview Cemetery|