Shelby County Indiana
The Miami Herald Record
Shelbyville, Ind. -- Christian Hertzel, 18 years old, rammed gunpowder in a section of gas pipe with a bolt today. The pounding process ignited the powder, the gas pipe was blown to bits and the boy's right hand was blown off.
May 30, 1915
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