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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Carbide Bunker

 
 
Historic Carbide Bunker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
1. Historic Carbide Bunker Marker
Inscription.  Inscribed with the date Jan 28, [19]14, this cement bunker was used to store carbide. Inexpensive but also prone to explosions, carbide was used for lighting in rural areas not served by electricity in the early 20th century. Carbide and water were mixed to form acetylene gas that lit the streets of Occoquan.
 
Erected 2015 by Occoquan Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1914.
 
Location. 38° 41.118′ N, 77° 15.728′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mill Street, 0.1 miles west of Ellicott Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Mill Street, Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Rockledge" (a few steps from this marker); Ellicott’s Mill (a few steps from this marker); Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); Gearwheel Assembly
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dogue Indians (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Historic Carbide Bunker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
2. Historic Carbide Bunker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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