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Pennsylvania Explosions

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More Pennsylvania Disasters

:: Bloomsburg, PA Blacksmith Shop Explosion, Sept 1890 
:: Braddock, PA Edgar Thompson Steel Works Explosion, Aug 1895
:: Clinton County, PA Sawmill Explosion, May 1901 
:: Connellsville, PA Gas Explosion, Apr 1910

Coopersburg, PA Gas Explosion, Feb 1973 

:: Coudersport, PA Newspaper Office Explosion Oct 1913 
:: Emporium, PA Aetna Powder Company Plant Explosion, Feb 7, 1916   
:: Emporium, PA Aetna Powder Company Plant Explosion, Feb 24, 1916   
:: Emporium, PA Powder Works Explosion, July 1916
:: Emporium, PA Aetna Powder Company Plant Explosion, Dec 1916 
:: Horrell Station, PA Standard Powder Co. Explosion, Aug 1904 
:: Johnstown, PA Cambria Steel Explosion, Jan 1904
:: Kutztown, PA Furnace Explosion, Jul 1883
:: Mahanoy City, PA Maple Hill Explosion Feb 1904 
:: Mt. Union, PA Aetna Explosives Company Plant Explosion, Sept 1916 
:: Murraysville, PA Gas Explosion, Mar 1886 
:: Pittsburgh, PA Oil Explosion, Jul 1868
:: Pittsburgh, PA West Point Boiler Works Explosion, Mar 1899
:: Pittsburgh, PA Magel Home Gas Explosion, Feb 1904
:: Punxsutawney, PA Powder Keg Explosion, Mar 1908 
:: Roulette, PA Ostrander Home Gas Explosion, May 1902 
:: Scranton, PA Explosion, Aug 1900 
:: Uniontown, PA Oriental Powder Works Explosion 1909
:: West Bingham, PA Sawmill Explosion, May 1895
:: West Liberty, PA Gas Explosion, Feb 1904
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Welcome to GenDisasters, a look back at the events that touched our ancestor's lives - tornadoes, fires, floods, hurricanes, train wrecks, mine explosions, and tragic accidents that became a part of history and our genealogy.
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