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Coalmont, IN United States Powder Co Explosion, Mar 1908

A magazine explosion at the plant of the United States Powder Company, within a mile of the town of Coalmont, at 7:30 o'clock on the morning of the 17th of March, 1908, resulted in four fatalities. The victims were George Gorby, Alonzo Smith, Crete Simmons and Charles Myers. George Gorby, Jr., and a man named Stewart were also injured, but not fatally.

A history of Clay County, Indiana : closing of the first century's history of the county, and showing the growth of its people, institutions, industries and wealth, New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1909, page 384



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