Waterville, ME Lockwood Cotton Mills Gas Explosion, Oct 1889

FATAL GAS EXPLOSION.

WATERVILLE, Me., Oct. 24---At 7 o'clock this morning the gas house of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded, throwing out the entire front and lifting the roof from the building, which took fire and was burned. HENRY E. WASHBURN, aged thirty, the workman in charge, perished in the flames. Several persons passing on the sidewalk narrowly escaped serious injury. The cause of the explosion is unknown. Loss about $4,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 25 Oct 1889