Old volatile ether found in the basement of Atascadero's City Hall goes up in smoke at Camp San Luis. It was detonated by a sheriff's bomb technician.
Old volatile ether found in the basement of Atascadero's City Hall goes up in smoke at Camp San Luis. It was detonated by a sheriff's bomb technician. Telegram-Tribune
Old volatile ether found in the basement of Atascadero's City Hall goes up in smoke at Camp San Luis. It was detonated by a sheriff's bomb technician. Telegram-Tribune

35 years ago, Atascadero's city hall was a spark away from a kaboom

June 08, 2015 04:31 PM

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