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Explosion rocked Mirro plant in 1920

8:51 PM, Mar. 8, 2014
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With demolition of the Washington Street Mirro building beginning, it has been interesting to go through the thousands of files we have in our collection on the history of Aluminum Goods. You will see photos of employee parties, construction projects and numerous sales displays. But the history of the Aluminum Goods also has a few tragic tales, including one that took place in February 1920.

The headline of the Manitowoc Herald News from Feb. 26, 1920, was "1 DIES, 2 DYING, SCORES HURT IN ALUMINUM GOODS PLANT FIRE." "Blast Sends a Sheet of Flame Over Girl Workers Setting Clothing Afire; Three ...

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