1883 - Big Explosion at Detroit.
DETROIT, May 21. - About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a terrific boiler explosion occurred at the New Wolverine paper mill, in the eastern part of this city.
The walls of the building were blown down, and the explosion was felt many blocks away.
W. L. THOMPSON, engineer, a one-armed man, was undoubtedly instantly killed. He leaves a young wife. PETER FRANK, fireman, was so badly injured that he cannot live but a few hours.
The mill was new; erected a few months ago by the Wolverine Car Roofing and Manufacturing company, of which ALEX. DELANO is president, at a cost of $90,000. The machinery can be partly saved. Loss estimated at between $50,000 and $60,000. Insurance, $30,000.
The Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck, North Dakota
May 25, 1883
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