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‘I knew it was something bad’ - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 26, 2014

1947 Texas City Disaster anniversary ‘I knew it was something bad’

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:45 am

TEXAS CITY — While hundreds gathered near the city’s port, mesmerized by a plume of orange smoke that rose from a burning ship, Octava Bridges wasn’t as awestruck.

“I knew it was something bad,” Bridges, 96, said of the sight on April 16, 1947.

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