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New London School Explosion

7:45am

Tue March 17, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: New London School Explosion changed natural gas detection forever

The New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, killed hundreds in the East Texas town.
Credit London Museum in New London/AP

Commentator Gary Joiner recalls the New London School Explosion in New London, Texas, 78 years ago this week.

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11:22am

Tue March 20, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering an East Texas Oil Patch tragedy

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the New London, Texas, school explosion.