July 4, 1907

Firecracker Thrown in Manhole Near

A firecracker thrown into a sewer manhole near the Simpson block on Central avenue, Kansas City, Kas., cauased an explosion of the sewer gas last night. With a resounding boom the lid of the manhole was thrown high into the air and the asphalt for a rod around was damaged.

Although pieces of cement sidewalk and iron from the lid were widely thrown by the explosion, there was comparatively little damage.