Blasting Caps

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Blasting Caps

Keith Hayes
Mom passed on some goodies from my Grandfather,  and this nice tin was included.


I thought you would all enjoy this, and in particular the thoughtful warnings on each face ( the bottom is just green).

Grandpa was born in Chama in 1909. His father was a fellow named Weisner who we think was a engine watchman. We think he let the water get low one night and had to make a quick exit. My Great Grandmother then married Mr. Fitzer, who was a 4th Division engineer that eventually held down the Durango-Chama segment of the San Juan.

Grandpa headed off to Colorado A&M but the Depression intervened and he ended up in a series of jobs including a stint in the kitchen at the Sunnyside mine, and eventually work for the State and Federal Highway Departments as a geologist and soils engineer.

I don't know if these belonged to Grandpa,  or were just a convenient container. It is pretty cool just the same. Just don't crimp them with your teeth!
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Fritz 52
Keith.
Back a number of years ago up above Helper Ut there were (and still are) ghost towns. Standardville was pretty cool. The remains of the coal tipple was emense.
In a dump we found about 5 or 6 boxes like that. All he lettering was gone. I always wondered what they were. Mystery solved.
Fred