Shamokin, PA Powder Mill Explosion, Apr 1897

SHAMOKIN POWDER MILLS GONE.

EXPLOSION DESTROYS PLANT AND MANY DWELLING HOUSES.

Shamokin, Penn. -- All the buildings of the Shamokin, Pa., Powder Company were completely wrecked by a terrific explosion in the mill.
Fortunately there were no lives lost, all of the workmen having gone to their homes.
The dwellings of DAVID HAHN, EMANUEL KLINGER and DANIEL OSMAN, together with outbuildings and barns, were badly damaged.
The powder mill is located about five miles from the city, but the force of the explosion shook nearly every building, and many persons rushed from their homes to ascertain the cause of the shock. The damaged residences are located nearly half a mile from the scene of the explosion. The loss will amount to nearly $50,000.

Adams County Free Press Corning Iowa 1897-04-08