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A Near Blast From the Past

Grandson of PCN's First Owner Revives Story from '74

In the fall of 1974, rancher George Robinson made an interesting find on an isolated ridge in the southern reaches of Phillips County. On the ridge was an unexploded bomb, about two feet long and four inches in diameter.

According to an account in the Phillips County News on Oct. 3, 1974, Robinson summoned Sheriff Pete Messerly and the two men brought the bomb to the National Guard armory in Malta. An Air Force bomb team from Utah arrived soon thereafter and took the bomb out of town and exploded it. According to a witness, the explosion created only a small fire.

The Air Force told local auth...


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