In a Blast from the Past: Civil War Cannon Explosion Shatters Peaceful Town

Owego, New York – In the summer of 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, political tensions ran high within the American public. President Herbert Hoover faced strong opposition due to the worsening economic conditions that left many homeless and destitute in makeshift “Hoovervilles.” As the Democratic Party’s convention took place, the nomination of New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt brought hope for change. In the small town of Owego, situated in the Southern …

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