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#25 - Carousel.jpgSparky checked off another item from his bucket list by riding a carousel. The first modern carousels were built in the mid-1800's and were meant to imitate medieval jousting tournaments. They have been popular ever since!


Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we have been pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish from now through October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!

On June 8, 1998, a series of explosions occurred at one of the largest grain elevators in the world, killing seven and injuring ten. The facility located in Haysville, KGrainSiloFire - Copy.JPGansas, was being prepared for the early summer harvest of wheat; workers were preparing the facility by cleaning the gallery houses at the top of the silos as well as the conveyor tunnels under the silos. The ignition source is unknown, even after an investigation.

Members can download a free copy of the NFPA investigation report on the this incident. All visitors can read a summary of the event.

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