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Catalog Number MG239.1
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content newspaper clippings; scrapbook; photographs

REMARKS:The Roseburg Blast was an explosion on the night of 7 August 1959 near the intersection of Oak Avenue and Pine Street, causing extensive property damage to the business district [roughly, an area bounded by Lane Street, the South Umpqua River, Deer Creek, and Kane Street], together with some damage to adjoining residential areas. The explosion occurred when a truck loaded with a dynamite-like material and parked in an alley near the site (at that time) of Gerretsen Building Supply Company caught fire. Fourteen individuals, principally firefighters, were killed in the blast.; This collection contains large-format materials, including 16 x 20 inch photographs of the Blast area, a scrapbook, and photocopies of newspapers with articles about the Blast and its consequences. Included are 15th [1979] and 25th [1989] anniversary supplements of the Roseburg News-Review.
Title Large-Format Materials Concerning the Roseburg Blast :, Photographs, Scrapbook, and Newspaper Supplements
Collection ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS
Accession number 70.123ý74.136ý7