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Two Injured children after Poe Elementary School explosion in 1959

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Title: Two Injured children after Poe Elementary School explosion in 1959
Author: Hanson, Andrew
Abstract: On the morning of September 15, 1959, Paul Harold Orgeron detonated a bomb at Poe Elementary School that killed three children, a teacher, a custodian and Mr. Orgeron. Nineteen other people were critically injured - two of the children had to have their legs amputated to survive. Orgeron had brought his son to Poe to register him as a student but aroused suspicion when he was unable to answer questions about the child's school history. Orgeron had a long police record dating back twenty years and had served already served three prison terms. (Information from Houston Fire Museum website)
Description: Two wounded children who were taken to the hospital following the explosion.
Citation: (1959). "Two Injured children after Poe Elementary School explosion in 1959."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36382
Date: 1959-09-15

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