Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee
The Red Cross went quickly to the scene to help the victims' families but Governor Charles Mabey realized the community needed additional relief and called for public subscription of a relief fund for the widows and children. (Governor's official proclamation.) Mrs. Stevenson, the second woman to the left, was chosen to be a member of the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee which oversaw the distribution of the fund. (Series 19624, Reports)
The following pages contain pictures of widows and their children taken only a few days after the disaster. The pictures were intended to create public sympathy for the widows' situation.
Page Last Updated July 18, 2000.