Maplewood History: The Big Bang


We had one and it wasn’t just a theory.  This is a look back at one of my most popular posts.

Maplewood’s Big Bang

I’m told that this explosion resulted in the, probably still popular, No Dynamite Stored in Sheds ordinance.

I hope you liked this one.  If you still remembered it, I hope you enjoyed seeing it again.  it won’t be too much longer before some of the younger readers will ask, “Who was David Letterman?”

Tomorrow will be nearly 70 degrees!  Hooray for the early spring weather.

Doug Houser       February  20, 2024


  1. Hi Rachel, One legal argument for a settlement, in 1921, alleges the cause was an electrical wire which was touching the dynamite and caused a spark to light it.

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