On a pleasant Thanksgiving evening in 1951, Cranberry families satisfied with a great meal, sat around sharing stories and enjoying each other’s company. Suddenly, they were rocked by a great explosion that shook homes for miles; flames shot into the sky. It was almost as if night became day with the blast. The event caused traffic jams from people trying to find out what was happening.
Did Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union finally drop the atomic bomb as they had threatened?
Did a gasoline delivery truck blow up delivering gas to Meeder’s Ogle View Station?
Or was it a meteorite from outer space?
Come and find out what happened 63 years ago on that Thanksgiving evening at our Speaker Program Talk presented by the Cranberry Township Historical Society on Sunday September 21st at the Township Municipal Building Council Chambers at 2:00 pm. That Thanksgiving night event changed Cranberry’s History. The event caused families to demand change and safety for their loved ones. See you there and don't forget to bring a friend. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.