Visual display of the Laflin, Rand Powder Company explosion, a hole in the ground

Laflin, Rand Powder Company explosion, a hole in the ground

  • ca. March 9, 1911
  • A terrific explosion at the plant of the Laflin, Rand Powder Company in Pleasant Prairie completely wrecked the plant and did great damage in all parts of the county. Millions of pounds of dynamite and powder exploded just after 8 P.M. Thursday evening, March 9, 1911. Not only was the plant, covering hundreds of acres, destroyed but the people of the village and surrounding territory found their homes and farms devastated by the shock which followed and was felt more than 500 miles from Kenosha. This photograph was made by the official photographers of the Dupont Company. It shows a hole in the ground where a building stood. The hole was 300 or 400 feet long and 100 or more feet deep.
  • TO 4/10/08

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Contributor
Dewey, C. E.
Date
ca. March 9, 1911
Description of Original
1 glass lantern slide ; 8.3 cm. x 10.2 cm.
Location of Original
Kenosha History Center : C. E. Dewey Collection, no. 1168
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