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Peaks N Pines Brewery remembers 'The Blast'


Last updated 5/11/2021 at 3:30pm

On May 15, Peaks N Pines Brewery in Fountain is commemorating the famous train blast that occurred here in 1888. Fountain Valley Museum members will be at the brewery with artifacts from the famous train blast from 2-6 p.m. A special brew will be available – 1888 Blast.

On May 14, 1888, a freight train carrying 18 tons of explosives collided with a passenger train in the city. The train wreck was heard as far as Monument. The explosion destroyed a nearby church, a grocery store, and created a large crater. The event came to be known in Fountain as “The Blast.”

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