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By Randall Gabrielan

whereas global conflict I raged in Europe, the United States scrambled to provide the Allies with ammunition, and a number of other munitions vegetation have been developed close to the Jersey Shore. The swiftly outfitted vegetation hummed with infrequently a mishap until eventually the fateful evening of October four, 1918, whilst a chain of explosions killed 100 humans. Firemen and different volunteers have been powerless to prevent the destruction because it devastated the Morgan-South Amboy region and terrified the encircling area. surprisingly, notwithstanding, this woeful catastrophe has been forgotten by means of historical past. New Jersey historian Randall Gabrielan re-creates this terrifying evening and its aftermath within the context of Middlesex County's position within the nice War.

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