125 Years Ago
Boiler Explosion Kills Three
February 4, 2021
Herald of Jan. 30, 1896
A large boiler in the “little mill” of the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Co. exploded, killing three workmen and injuring 17, some seriously. There were about 60 men in the building at work at the pudding furnace, rolls, etc., when the huge boiler shot about 200 feet into the air about 7:20 a.m. The mill at the intersection of Juniata Street with the railroad was a frame structure 1-1/2 stories high. Most of the dead and injured were hit by falling metal and timber.
Henry C. Nicodemus, one of the most widely known citizens of Martinsburg, died at his home at the age...