On March 14, 1908, a gas explosion in the basement of the Natchez Drug Company killed five young female employees—the youngest was only 12 years old—and caused the prominent brick structure to collapse. The victims’ tombstones are marked with only their last names.
There is, however, an additional monument to the dead workers. Their former employer was so distraught by the explosion that he paid for the women’s burial plots and commissioned this stone angel to stand over their modest graves.
|Poverty Point World Heritage Site||2020||118.2km||site_ao|
|Jerry Lee Lewis Museum||2020||16.7km||site_ao|
|Smitty’s Super Service Station||2019||153km||site_ao|
|This Staircase Let a Grieving Mother Comfort Her Dead Daughter During Storms||2019||0.4km||site_ao|
|The Little Grand Canyon of Mississippi||2019||140.3km||site_ao|
|Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum||2018||99.2km||site_ao|
|Mississippi Petrified Forest||2018||145.5km||site_ao|
|Grave of the Camel Who Served With the Confederate Army||2017||101.4km||site_ao|
|Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point||2014||118.3km||site_whs|
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