Bluffton, IN Nitro Plant Explosion, Aug 1903
THREE MEN BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Bluffton, Ind., Aug. 6. -- Three men were killed by an explosion which wiped the Empire American Nitroglycerine company's factory off the face of the earth and spread fuin and desolation over a ten acre field. The victims are:
HOWARD'S body was found badly mutilated, but nothing remained of the other two men except shreds of flesh. The sxplosion shook the entire city, and was felt fiftymiles away. A hole ninety feet across and twenty feet deep is all that marks the site of the factory. Trees were splintered and torn, and the vicinity looks as though a tornado had passed over it.
The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Iowa 1903-08-06