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On this day: Jan. 10, 1954

Mrs. Thomas, Richland, carried an 1862 Navy cannonball home from Alaska in the trunk of her car. Once home, she tried to pry into the cannonball but couldn't get past the screw cap. She called Camp Hanford ordnance experts who promptly removed cannonball, removed the live black powder and replaced it with plaster of paris.

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