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05/02/2016

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John Anderson

Fascinating article, especially about the explosives industry. From near the Dupont City Hall, you can see the Dynamite Trail and follow its route to the remnants of the wharf on the Sequalichew Trail.

https://www.eskimo.com/~enumclaw/TrikeTrails/Sequalichew%20Trail

Craig Goodwin

Thanks John.

Katherine Lawrence

A lot more than two people perished at the DuPont Works from explosions. Between 1922 and 1924 three different Hall machines had accidental detonations, killing at least nine. The 1947 deaths mentioned above were not from an explosion but from a wall at the Power House that collapsed that was being demolished by jack hammers. Two men died. One survived without injury.

Craig Goodwin

Thank you Katherine for setting the record straight. I encourage you to share this with the Tacoma Public Library, which was my source of information.

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