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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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Sailor Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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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.
 Downtown Richmond Explosion. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 36 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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