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 New London, Texas School Explosion Memorial

New London, Texas School Explosion Memorial

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Death 18 Mar 1937
New London, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Burial New London, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 1862 · View Source
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Memorial dedicated to the victims of the school explosion in New London, Texas. The tragedy occurred on March 18, 1937 when gas supplied the school's heating system apparently accumulated in a large crawlspace, and was accidentally detonated when a shop teacher plugged in an electric sander. The resulting explosion was heard for miles around and nearly demolished the modern concrete school building.

Bio by: Roger V.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for New London, Texas School Explosion Memorial (unknown–18 Mar 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1862, citing West Rusk Consolidated School Grounds, New London, Rusk County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .