Blown Away

Blown Away (HM2L8I)

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N 41° 47.191', W 73° 41.425'

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The Museum in the Streets

Blown Away
The Millbrook Gas and Electric Company (1894-1920), founded by Charles Dieterich, pioneered the use of acetylene in America and provided street lights at 300 village locations. Unfortunately, the gas proved to be highly volatile, and the plant closed after two major explosions. Plant superintendent James Murphy miraculously survived both explosions, one of which blew his clothes off. Torn down, the plant was replaced in 1926 by Lyall Memorial Federated Church, which combined three smaller local denominations: Orthodox Quaker Reformed Church in America, and Methodist. It was named for Rev. J. Edward Lyall, a highly respected, retired local pastor, whose Lyall Report (1913) addressed Millbrook's attitudes toward its new immigrants, urging tolerance, compassion, and communication.
La Millbrook Gas and Electric Company (1894-1920) fu fondata da Charles Dieterich, introducendo l'uso dell'acetilene in America, e provvedeva all'illuminazione delle strade di 300 abitazioni del villaggio. Il gas era molto volatile, e l'impianto chiuse dopo due grandi esplosioni. Il direttore, James Murphy, sopravvisse entrambe le esplosioni, una delle quali quasi lo spogli├▓. L'impianto fu abbattuto nel 1926 e sostituito dalla Lyall Memorial Federated Church, che combinava tre piccole confessioni: Orthodox Quaker,

Reformed Church in America, e Methodist. La chiesa fu nominata in onore del Rev. J. Edward Lyall, un pastore rispettato, il cui Lyall Report (1913) analizzava l'attitudine di Millbrook verso i nuovi immigranti, predicando tolleranza, compassione, e partecipazione. (Marker Number 21.)
HM NumberHM2L8I
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Date Added Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 608819 N 4626902
Decimal Degrees41.78651667, -73.69041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.191', W 73° 41.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 11.46" N, 73° 41' 25.5" W
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