The Explosion That Rocked Comanche, Texas

We buried a lot of footsteps last summer right here in Comanche, Texas, millions of steps taken by the men and women who for years made their way every single day to the old peanut plant and the old fertilizer plant as those who still remember call them.


Today, Kenneth Steele remembers that long ago day when an explosion rocked Comanche, Texas. I have edited his story into a less than four minute segment. The full interview may be viewed at the Comanche County Historical Museum.

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COMANCHE TRANSLOADING 11Today, Comanche Transloading stands on those footsteps that came before, and the property is once again bustling with activity, new footsteps forming over the old.

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COMANCHE TRANSLOADINGWe love the new property but, of course, I mourn the loss of the old.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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2 Responses to The Explosion That Rocked Comanche, Texas

  1. Garry Steele, Pres. Museum Board says:

    My very good friend, Freddie Anderson’s Daddy was killed in that dust explosion. I can still remember the day it happened, because they came to our class room to get Freddie just after it happened. Not sure, but I believe we were in the third grade. Freddie never talked about it to me,ever.

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