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The new app from the Chicago History Museum revisits the disaster that killed more than 800 people.

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The Eastland capsized in the Chicago River near Clark Street, killing 844 including 22 entire families.

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The ship sank in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, killing more than 800 people.

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"The buildings talk to each other, and the sign is interrupting the conversation," Margaret Hicks said. 

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Grainy footage shows rescuers looking for survivors and attempts to right the ship.