New London school explosion 💣💥

March 18th, 1937

In 1937 New London, Texas, in northwest Rusk County, had one of the richest rural school districts in the United States.

Day of the explosion!

On March 18 students prepared for the next day's Inter-scholastic meet in Henderson.
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Thursday, March 18th 1937 at 3pm

New London, CT, United States

New London, CT

500 students and forty teachers in the building, approximately 294 died. Some rescuers, students, and teachers needed psychiatric attention, and only about 130 students escaped serious injury.