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Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion

 
 
1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
1. 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion Marker
Inscription.  In memory of the forty-one persons who lost their lives in the tragic downtown explosion April 6, 1968 and with everlasting gratitude to those who helped give rebirth to this city
 
Erected by City and People of Richmond.
 
Location. 39° 49.735′ N, 84° 53.722′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40) and 5th Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond IN 47374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Police Department Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mendenhall-Clay Debate/Confrontation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sailor Street
1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
2. 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion Memorial
Looking SW, with Wayne County Courthouse in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop William Paul Quinn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Disasters
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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