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Big Bang Theory l Muk Revisited

 

January 9, 2019

Plant Manager William C. Crosby surveys the destruction the day after the plant blew up.

About 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1930, Mukilteo’s normal tranquility was shattered by two huge blasts. Besides upsetting the normal tranquility, windows in Mukilteo and Everett were shattered, chimneys were cracked and foundations were damaged.

It didn’t take long before residents realized that the event they had often feared had occurred: the Powder Plant had exploded!

Fortunately most of the plant employees had left for the day, and no one was killed. It could have been much worse had it not been for the heroic efforts of two men who went back to the plant to keep the fire from spreading....



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