Boom town

Dingus, Anne; Smith, Evan
April 1997
Texas Monthly;Apr97, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p26
Looks back at what was the worst industrial accident in United States history that happened on April 16, 1947 in Texas City, Texas. The damage and loss of life resulting from an explosion caused by a fire aboard the Grandcamp freighter; Commemoration of the event in 1997; The book `The Texas City Disaster, 1947,' by Hugh W. Stephens; Why the disaster has been examined largely in terms of human tragedy, rather than culpability; Revitalization of the city.


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