Geneva, IN Torpedo Company Explosion, Feb 1906


Nitro Glycerine Explodes and Causes Great Destruction in Vicinity

Geneva, Ind., Feb. 15. -- The magazine of the Hercules torpedo company one mile from here was destroyed today by an explosion. Edward Gates, of Hartford City, and Lee Howard, of Bluffton, were blown to pieces and two teams of horses were killed. The men were engaged in unloading 1,500 quarts of nitro glycerine from the wagons when the explosion occurred. The explosion destroyed many plate glass windows in the business houses here, tore the bark off of threes within a radius of 200 yards and made a hole in the ground 15 feet deep and 25 feet in diameter.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 16 Feb 1906