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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 16 -  Q670 , Radio newscast of attempted bombing of Temple Bus (March 1974) (Duplciated on Q 611) | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 16 -  Q670 , Radio newscast of attempted bombing of Temple Bus (March 1974) (Duplciated on Q 611)
March 1974

This tape is a recording made off the air of a Ukiah radio newscast about an attempted bombing of a Peoples Temple bus in San Francisco. Although 11 buses were parked at a junior high where the Temple was holding services, according to Temple spokesman Michael Prokes, the bomb had been planted under the bus used by Jim and Marcceline Jones. The fuse had burned down to a “fraction of an inch,” and the fact that it hadn’t exploded was “really a miracle,” Prokes quoted an unnamed police detective as saying.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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The Jonestown Institute
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