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Wed, Jan 24

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Plymouth

The Powell Squib Factory Explosion of 1889

The Plymouth Historical Society along with local musician Don Shappelle will present an in depth program on the Powell Squib Factory Explosion of 1889.

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The Powell Squib Factory Explosion of 1889
The Powell Squib Factory Explosion of 1889

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Jan 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Plymouth, 168 Girard Ave, Plymouth, PA 18651, USA

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In observance of Anthracite Heritage Month, the Plymouth Historical Society will present an in depth program on the 1889 Powell Squib Factory Explosion that took the life of 10 workers, plus 15 yr old Jane Ann Thomas who was seeking employment. The deaths of the young female workers and their supervisor shocked the coal mining town of Plymouth and surrounding communities. .... Musical entertainment by local  musician Don Shappelle....As always, this is a FREE event with refreshments courtesy of the PHS. Plenty of parking on Shawnee Ave and the Plymouth Municpal Building / WVW parking lot. 

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