Blast area is pointed out by Bernard O'Neill and Herb Rock both of Avoca and relatives of Wilber McCown who was injured in the mishap. Rock was pulling the light switch that apparently set off the explosion. McCown landed against the furnace at left of picture.
Photograph donated to the Library by the Council Bluffs Fire Department.
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives
Black and white photograph
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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