Leadville, CO Dynamite Explosion, Jan 1900


Handsome Residence at Leadville, Col., Wrecked.

The third of a series of dynamite explosions within the city limits of Leadville, Col., occurred early yesterday morning, wrecking the handsome residence of A. V. Hunter, the millionaire mine-owner, and the home of J. C. Ritchey; adjoining. The first dynamite explosion occurred Sunday night at the Carbonate theater, wrecking the rear of the building. The second occurred in the rear of the court-house, breaking windows. No one has been injured in the explosions. The police are at a loss to ascribe a motive for these outrages. Several suspicious characters have been arrested.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 26 Jan 1900