Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

128 Years Ago from the Pittsburgh Daily Post, 1889

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

128 Years Ago from the Pittsburgh Daily Post, 1889

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A heavy blast was discharged today at the quarries of the Bellefonte Furnace Company. A large piece of rock, thrown high in air, fell upon a box filled with 100 pounds of nitroglycerine and a terrific explosion was the result. The concussion blew all the doors and windows out of a dozen of the company's houses and destroyed a number of boxes of glass, stored in the class house.The works are over a mile from town yet a number of houses here were damaged, windows being broken and plastering falling from the walls. The workmen were fortunately under cover at the time and no one was killed, though several were knocked down and bruised. The damage done cannot as yet be estimated but it was very large.

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1875: A "heavy smoke" entry in the daily journal of the Weather Bureau stated: "Extremely dark this morning. Had to keep all gaslights burning until 11 o'clock. Street lamps were lighted for a time after 9 o'clock (AM.)"

1941: Eight members of City Council visited St. …

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