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Gas Station Explosion

Date: June 17 1933
Description: Onlookers stopping to look at the remnants of the collapsed Kleinheinz Pennco service station (Pennsylvania Oil Company), 702 S. Park Street, with a view o...
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Gas Station Explosion

Date: June 17 1933
Description: A worker is sorting through the rubble from the collapsed Kleinheinz Pennco service station (Pennsylvania Oil Company), 702 S. Park Street. People in the...
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Gas Station Explosion

Date: June 16 1933
Description: A crowd gathers to view the collapsed Kleinheinz Pennco service station (Pennsylvania Oil Company), 702 S. Park Street, the result of an explosion.
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Exploded Store

Date: March 14 1929
Description: People gather to look over the remains of Natalie Troia's store at 102 South Park Street, after it exploded.
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Bomb Explodes at Haymarket Square Rally

Date: May 04 1886
Description: A photograph of a painting depicting the bomb exploding at police as they approach the wagon to tell the crowd to disperse from Haymarket Square. Shrapnel...
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Sterling Hall Bombing

Date: August 24 1970
Description: Exterior view of the east wing of Sterling Hall showing damage in the aftermath of the bombing. Unfortunately, despite an attempt to detonate the bomb w...
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Sterling Hall Bombing

Date: August 24 1970
Description: A policeman stands in front of Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus. Early on August 24th, 1970, a van loaded with six barrels of explosi...
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Sterling Hall Bombing

Date: August 24 1970
Description: Two men in hard hats observe the ruins of Sterling Hall after it was bombed. Unfortunately, despite an attempt to detonate the bomb when the building wa...
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Sterling Hall Bombing

Date: August 24 1970
Description: A view looking out from the ground floor of Sterling Hall after the building was bombed. Unfortunately, despite an attempt to detonate the bomb when the...
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George A. Whiting Paper Mill

Date: August 24 1888
Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...
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George A. Whiting Paper Mill

Date: August 24 1888
Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...
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Cities Service Oil Company Explosion

Date: December 29 1944
Description: Man standing on bulk tanks at Cities Service Oil Company Plant, 815 East Main Street, where an explosion killed welder, Harold Michelson.
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Boy Injured in Quarry Blast

Date: April 09 1945
Description: Unidentified injured boy in hospital bed after surviving a quarry blast while playing with stolen dynamite, loaded into "trench motar" made of BB shot, and...
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Police Sgt. Richard H. Rossmaessler with Quarry Blast Artifacts

Date: April 09 1945
Description: Police Sgt. Richard H. Rossmaessler is shown with various explosive devices that injured three boys in a quarry blast explosion.
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A.M. Mickelson Inspecting a Blast Site

Date: April 09 1945
Description: A.M. Mickelson, 10 N. Owen Dr., inspects the scene of the explosion at the base of Sunset point where three Madison boys were badly burned while playing wi...
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York Iron Company Ruins

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Description: Three older boys are posing standing in a yard full of toppled bricks, probably the ruins of the blast furnace of the York Iron Company. There is a boardin...
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Dane County Oil Company Explosion

Date: August 11 1945
Description: Exterior view of Dane County Oil Company, 1854 South Park Street, following an explosion of an anti-freeze can which killed one person and injured five.
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Damaged Home of Professor Donald D. Lescohier

Date: October 09 1946
Description: Exterior of the house of Profesor Donald D. Lescohier, 1311 Morrison Street, damaged by a gas explosion in the kitchen, which was at first thought to have...
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Milwaukee Road Train Wreck

Date: January 11 1948
Description: The remains of the Milwaukee Road railroad engine of the Portage to Madison passenger train, which exploded and derailed south of Arlington in Columbia Cou...
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Milwaukee Road Train Wreck

Date: January 11 1948
Description: The remains of the boiler tank of the Milwaukee Road railroad engine of the Portage to Madison passenger train, which exploded and derailed south of Arling...

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