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From the Archives: Orbit Inn Explosion

Wed, May 12, 2010 (11:49 a.m.)

“From the Archives” is an occasional gallery of photos culled from the Las Vegas Sun photo archives. These photos, taken by long-time Sun photographer Ken Jones, are from a January 7, 1967 explosion at the Orbit Inn at Fremont and 7th. January 7, 1967. Richard James Paris, a 28-year-old Army deserter, committed suicide by firing a handgun into a pile of dynamite, also killing his wife Christine and four others. Read the full story from the explosion here.

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