Samuel McMullen - Gravelly Ford Explosion in ?1870's
I am trying to track down an explosion that happened at Gravelly Ford during the construction of the railroad tracks where 1,600 kegs of black powder exploded, killing six men and injuring a lot of other people. My relative was a witness to it that day but I am unable to find any information about it on any of the railroad history sites. He worked on the main tracks at Illinoistown or Colfax California and all of the side tracks in Palisade. ...
1868 Central Pacific to Mary's Creek and Gravelly Ford – Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6843, 11 December 1868.
1868 Gravelly Ford – Chinese Graders, White Track Layers – Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 36, Number 5468, 5 October 1868.
1868 Mormon Grading contracts on CP – Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 36, Number 5455, 19 September 1868.
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 36, Number 5510, 23 November 1868 – Page 2 Advertisements Column 1.