Texas City Disaster 60th anniversary today


It’s funny how time slowly erases painful memories – until I listened to the radio this morning I didn’t even remember that today is the 60th anniversary of the Texas City Disaster – the worst industrial accident in US history.

There are of course many who have not forgotten the 600 people who were killed in the explosions or the atomic blast strength seismic waves that destroyed the wharf and were felt hundreds of miles away. Survivors, relatives, citizens and fire fighters all attended a memorial service today and were a part of the ‘We Remember: Texas City Disaster’ reunion photo. Photo of Texas City explosion wreckage thanks to University of North Texas Library

2 Comments so far

  1. Derek SHumate (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    Wow. I had no idea this even occurred.

  2. inkoluv (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 9:50 am

    Thanks for reminding us Katie. I can not help but wonder, when the next one will happen? Hopefully never.

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