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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1535

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1535

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 90-106-1
The piece was found 6 inches in the front yard, about 20 feet from the home of George and Ruth Meader, 1790 South Duke Street, Wenatchee. George and Ruth were in the basement at the time of the blast. The basement window facing south blew inward ten to twelve feet and landed next to the furnace, just missing George by a few inches. No glass broke in the window. The only damage to the house from the blast was to the glass window in the front storm door on the east side of the house. The piece of metal was dug up from the front yard the next morning.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 90-106-1 The piece was found 6 inches in the front yard, about 20 feet from the home of George and Ruth Meader, 1790 South Duke Street, Wenatchee. George and Ruth were in the basement at the time of the blast. The basement window facing south blew inward ten to twelve feet and landed next to the furnace, just missing George by a few inches. No glass broke in the window. The only damage to the house from the blast was to the glass window in the front storm door on the east side of the house. The piece of metal was dug up from the front yard the next morning.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1560

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1560

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View southward down the Malaga-Alcoa Highway with the heavily damaged Apple Yard Hotel visible to the right.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 94-34-8 View southward down the Malaga-Alcoa Highway with the heavily damaged Apple Yard Hotel visible to the right.

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The Apple Yard Hotel

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1574 The Apple Yard Hotel

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Appleyard Electric Shop.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1615 Appleyard Electric Shop.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1531

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The Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1546 The Apple Yard Hotel.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1532

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1549

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1549

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1568

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The damaged Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1547 The damaged Apple Yard Hotel.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1550

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Appleyard Electric Shop.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1617 Appleyard Electric Shop.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1541

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1602

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This piece flew across the Columbia Rkver, passed through the exterior wall of Jay Eller's house at 471 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee, across the living room and imbedded into the interior wall.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Centeer photo 4-4-1 This piece flew across the Columbia Rkver, passed through the exterior wall of Jay Eller's house at 471 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee, across the living room and imbedded into the interior wall.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1573

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1573

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1583

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 94-34-15

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 94-34-15

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1545
The destroyed Apple Yard Hotel visible at left.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1545 The destroyed Apple Yard Hotel visible at left.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1553

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1543
Pictured is the Appleyard Electric Shop, one of six railroad buildings gutted by the explosion. Fifteen nearby houses were heavily damaged, and the Cedargreen Food Corp's cold storage warehouse, 150 feet away, lost 4 million pounds of frozen vegetables when shrapnel ripped holes in the side of the building, destroying the refrigeration system and filling the facility with ammonia and debris.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1543 Pictured is the Appleyard Electric Shop, one of six railroad buildings gutted by the explosion. Fifteen nearby houses were heavily damaged, and the Cedargreen Food Corp's cold storage warehouse, 150 feet away, lost 4 million pounds of frozen vegetables when shrapnel ripped holes in the side of the building, destroying the refrigeration system and filling the facility with ammonia and debris.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1548

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1548

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The back of the Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1529 The back of the Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 95-45-45

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 95-45-45

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1538

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1538

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1600

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1537

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1530

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1540

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The destroyed Columbia Ice & Cold Storage Company Plant #3 with twisted railcars in front.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1536 The destroyed Columbia Ice & Cold Storage Company Plant #3 with twisted railcars in front.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1567

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Remains of the Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1587 Remains of the Apple Yard Hotel.

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The Appleyard Electric Shop.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 88-108-1544 The Appleyard Electric Shop.

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1565

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1582

Shot from Kentucky Avenue and Second Street in East Wenatchee within about a minute of the blast.

Shot from Kentucky Avenue and Second Street in East Wenatchee within about a minute of the blast.

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Truck trailer parked in front of the destroyed Apple Yard Hotel.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1557 Truck trailer parked in front of the destroyed Apple Yard Hotel.

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Mission View Elementary School

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 94-34-18 Mission View Elementary School

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1552

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1552

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Explosion at Wenatchee's Appleyard as viewed from hillside above the Old's Station area looking south. Confluence of the Wenatchee River into the Columbia River in foreground.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 95-45-37 Explosion at Wenatchee's Appleyard as viewed from hillside above the Old's Station area looking south. Confluence of the Wenatchee River into the Columbia River in foreground.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1551

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1551

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1542

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1564

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1559

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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center photo 88-108-1554

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Centere photo 88-108-1534

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Centere photo 88-108-1534