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Wartime New York

Heroine of the century: A New Jersey woman saves lives during terrible explosion

On the afternoon on January 11, 1917, workers in downtown Manhattan skyscrapers were jolted from their desks by a startling sight in New Jersey — an exploding munitions plant in Kingsland, a small community√ā¬†about nine miles south of New York City. “For four hours Northern New Jersey, New York City, Westchester and the western end […]