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The 8 Bodies Found
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TitleThe 8 Bodies Found
AbstractLengthy article describing the aftermath of a September 15, 1926 explosion in a tunnel then under construction beneath the Missouri River. The water tunnel, a diagram of which is included in the article, extended straight down 300 feet from 1st and Wyandotte, then turned toward the north and proceeded beneath the river to Clay County.
NotesThe explosion was caused by the ignition of gas at a certain point deep in the tunnel. The eight deceased victims of the explosion known at the time of the article's publication were: Byron Taylor, Hugh Laster, Frank Garrison, Wayne Light, Patrick Joyce, W. F. Bailey, J. L. Hanes, and William Gola.
DateSeptember 16, 2026
SourceKansas City Times
Page1:4-5, 2:3-4, 15:1-4
Local SubjectTunnels
Water Department
Item TypeNewspaper Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID214510
CONTENTdm number29077
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