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Clinton in Henry County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Poague Building Explosion Victims

 
 
Poague Building Explosion Victims Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2013
1. Poague Building Explosion Victims Marker
Inscription.

In memory of those who lost their lives in the explosion of the Poague Building on this site December 9, 1972

Gene Burns Goldie Hunter Darlene Hunter

and with the greatest appreciation for those who lost their lives in an attempt to rescue them

Mark Beattie Maurice Purvis Leroy Steward
Dr. Ron West Charles Wilson

 
Erected by Hilton Random Acts of Service.
 
Location. 38° 22.148′ N, 93° 46.56′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Missouri, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Main Street, Clinton MO 64735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. September 11, 2001 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown Mfg. Co. (about 500 feet away); Baby Chick Capital of the World (about 500 feet away); Henry County (about 600 feet away); The Anheuser-Busch Building (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Clinton, MO Explosion and Fire, Dec 1972. (Submitted on October 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Poague Building Explosion Victims Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2013
2. Poague Building Explosion Victims Marker
On wall to right of door

2. NTSB Report on Clinton MO Explosion, Dec 9, 1972. (Submitted on October 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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