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Upside Down Under: Terrific explosion revisited. . .


September 12, 2022

Some locals in the Carpio area still talk about an explosion on a nearby farm that happened 100 years ago on Aug. 31.

This was no ordinary explosion like you would think. It wasn’t gasoline and it wasn’t spontaneous combustion. This bomb went boom when 500 pounds of steam in a threshing crew boiler caused the boiler to blow up, sending debris all over the neighborhood and killing two men wo...

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