On March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak resulted in an explosion at the school, killing over 300 people. The disaster lead to the addition of odorants to natural gas so that leaks would be quickly detected.
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New London Texas School Explosion
Museum site dedicated to the victims. Includes community history, articles, photographs, recollections, and reunions.
Robert Hilliard's Website of the World
Information about the New London school explosion on March 18, 1937.
KUHF Radio: New London School Disaster
Transcript and audio. (January 14, 2008)
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