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Clanton AL bus explosion....

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October 27, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1941

* Clanton, Alabama bus disaster
* Gasoline explosion

The back page has one column headings that include: "14 IN BLAZE BUS PERISH IN ALABAMA" and "Death of Eight Others Feared as Vehicle Hits Bridge Rail, Bursts Fuel Tank, Burns" and more (see photos). First report coverage on the gasoline explosion on a Montgomery-Birmingham passenger bus at Clanton, Alabama. 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 36 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century