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dc.identifier.citation "Texas City disaster area, 1947 post-explosion photographs." (1947) Rice University:
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dc.description.abstract Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront after it was devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely destroyed.
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dc.source Texas City disaster records, 1947-2003, MS 516. Box 1 folder 16, 1947 post-explosion photographs. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (preferred citation). Contact info
dc.title Texas City disaster area, 1947 post-explosion photographs
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