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Thursday, July 18, 2013

1913 :: Four Hurt in Explosion

Rockdale, Tex., July 17. -- A boiler at the Vogel lignite mine, three miles east of Rockdale, exploded at noon today, wrecking the plant and injuring four men. No one was in the engine room at the time. W.H. Castleberry was the most seriously injured. He has a broken collar bone, three broken rigs and was otherwise cut and bruised. He will recover. The property damage was heavy. Dallas Morning News, July 18, 1913 

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