The Depot Explosion and Mystery

The Depot Explosion and Mystery (HMJGB)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75904 Angelina County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 20.342', W 94° 43.801'

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On the evening of March 2, 1913, an explosion destroyed the Houston, East & West Texas Railroad depot at this site, disrupting the town's vital source of transportation and trade. Although a body was not discovered, it was presumed a railroad employee had been killed in the mishap. He was later declared legally dead and his stepmother collected on his insurance. In 1916, however, he was returned to Lufkin by Judge E.J. Mantooth, a local attorney acting on behalf of the insurance firms. The railroad employee stood trial for insurance fraud, but was subsequently acquitted.
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HM NumberHMJGB
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Marker Number6988
Year Placed1982
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335417 N 3468468
Decimal Degrees31.33903333, -94.73001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 20.342', W 94° 43.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 20' 20.52" N, 94° 43' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152-198 S Angelina St, Lufkin TX 75904, US
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