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Richmond: Free program will look at 1944 explosion at Port Chicago

By Chris Treadway
Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 11:12 pm in Contra Costa County, History, Richmond.

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“What kinds of questions were sailors and civilians asking after 1 million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord?”
Find out why the World War II explosion at the Port Chicago naval installation on July 17, 1944 continues to have reverberations, which will be discussed at a free program at 3p.m. Jan. 12 and 26 at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, 1414 Harbour Way South.

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