By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2012 One of my old Tribune columns – After the 1876 explosion of the powder magazines on Arsenal (now Capitol) Hill killed four, shattered thousands of windows and demolished several buildings, Salt Lake required its merchants to store blasting supplies beyond city limits. Western Powder Co., suppliers to Utah’s miners, quarrymen, and construction companies, located its facility north of Beck...
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