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Easton, Pennsylvania quarry explosion disaster...
Item # 647431
March 27, 1942
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 27, 1942
* Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania
* Lehigh Portland Cement Company
* Limestone quarry explosion disaster
The front page has one column headings that include: "31 BLOWN TO DEATH AS QUARRY BLAST JARS 2-STATE ZONE", "Premature Explosion of 21 Tons of Gelatinite Near Easton Is Felt Over 50-Mile Radius" and more. (see) First report coverage continues on page 5 with two related photos. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. A little spine wear, otherwise great condition.
Category: The 20th Century