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New London, Texas - New London School - After the explosion.

New London, Texas - New London School - After the explosion. Photo by my father, Ken Kendall, Kendall Studio, Overton Texas

The London High School, Texas explosion was Walter Cronkite's first major story he covered (and he never forgot it).

The 1937 New London School disaster, a natural gas explosion in Rusk County, East Texas that led to legislation of adding odor to natural gas, by Archie P.

Albert Fish letter to family of the daughter he killed, then ate.  His letter detailed the smallest events of the killing

Albert Fish letter to family of the daughter he killed, then ate. His letter detailed the smallest events of the killing. (sorry this one was gross.

New London school explosion, 1937 - third deadliest, after both the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1947 explosion in Texas City

New London school explosion, 1937 - third deadliest, after both the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1947 explosion in Texas City

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

Amazing story - family living in the russian taiga for 40 years, cut off from the rest of the world, and their struggle for survival

5 Deadliest Explosions in U.S. History

New London Texas School Explosion occurred on March a natural gas leak explosion, destroying the London School in Texas, 295 students and teachers were killed, making it the deadliest school disaster in American history.

On March 18, 1937, the middle/high school in New London, TX exploded (natural gas) at 3:17 pm.  Only a few minutes before the final bell, nearly 400 students, teachers and guests lost their lives.

On March the middle/high school in New London, TX exploded (natural gas) at pm. Only a few minutes before the final bell, nearly 400 students, teachers and guest lost their lives.

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