Dynamite Shack Historical

Dynamite Shack Historical (HM1TJ7)

Location: Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Mendocino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.845', W 123° 48.862'

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The dynamite stored in this little bunker was used to blast the area's first railway tunnel starting in 1892. The tunnel, built by Union Lumber Company, runs through the ridge dividing the Pudding Creek and Noyo River Watersheds.
Powder Monkeys
The men who worked with dynamite were called "powder monkeys." Frequent contact with nitroglycerin, the explosive ingredient in dynamite, can cause neurological damage, as well as other problems. Reportedly, the powder monkeys became a bit deranged and didn't always exercise the best judgement - ironic considering their work with high explosives.
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HM NumberHM1TJ7
Placed ByCity of Fort Bragg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 429928 N 4366745
Decimal Degrees39.44741667, -123.81436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.845', W 123° 48.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 50.7" N, 123° 48' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 W Redwood Ave, Fort Bragg CA 95437, US
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