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Portions of an Anarchist's Body

Dupont Circle Fire Fact, July 2, 1919

Truck Company 2 responded to 2132 R St. N.W., residence of Attorney General W. Mitchell Palmer, to remove portions of an anarchist's body from treetops and roofs after an apparent bomb prematurely exploded. 

Fire Department images and information courtesy of Capitol Fire Museum.

This plaque is in a refurbished fire call box that is part of Washington, DC's art on call program. 

More info on the anarchist incident: http://househistoryman.blogspot.com/2012/02/italian-anarchist-blows-himself-into.html

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