Powellton Labor Train Explosion, The

DESCRIPTION: "It was a cold December morn, The hour was about six o'clock, There came a vast explosion," throwing the Powellton labor train engine into the air. Many are killed and injured; listeners are told that their train too might explode someday
AUTHOR: Charles A. Hudson (source: Lyle)
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (sent to James Taylor Adams by Elizabeth Hudson)
KEYWORDS: train death labor-movement warning
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 27, 1934 - A train engine explodes near the mining settlement of Powellton, West Virginia, killing 17 and injuring 43 or more
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Scalded, pp. 202-203, "The Powellton Labor Train Explosion" (1 text)
Roud #14032
File: LySc202

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