Like we said—and Lord knows we said it plenty—the Kopper Kettle explosion on Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 1978 was a big, big deal, so big it made ABC News that night, which is actually how Dean Foy found out about it. He was on a ski trip in Colorado. He turned on the TV. Thanks […]
He printed up the shirts. He wrote and recorded the local radio hit “The Kettle’s Gone.” But the man responsible for almost of all of the commemorative kitsch produced in the weeks following the January 1978 explosion that completely destroyed the Kopper Kettle restaurant in downtown Auburn never actually ate there.
Saturday was the 33rd anniversary of the Kopper Kettle explosion. TWER looks back on the era-defining trauma-rama with the help of some never before seen photos and old newspaper clippings — first in three-part series.