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Delavan, WI Dynamite Explosion, Apr 1890


Delavan, Wis., April 25. -- An explosion of dynamite in the cellar of the drug store of H. R. DOANE wrecked the building, breaking windows several blocks away and damaging adjoining buildings. The roof of the drug store was blown off and this was followed by a sheet of flame, which enveloped the entire building. Four men were in the building at the time. MEL BARNHARD and DR. PATRICK were rescued, the latter badly hurt. DOANE and an unknown man perished in the flames. A hard wind prevailed and only heavy fire walls on either side prevented a great loss.

Trenton Times New Jersey 1890-04-25

article | by Dr. Radut