Richard D. Templeton
Most Recent Book Title
Across the Creek:Black Powder Explosions on the Brandywine
Book Description
Across the Creek tells the hidden histories of the people who perished in black powder explosions at the du Pont powder mills in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Location (city/state/country)
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Author bio
Author Richard D. Templeton’s past includes teaching English in Japan, traveling around the world, serving as a police officer, firefighter/EMT, telecommunications analyst, college administrator, radio announcer and other professions. In retirement, he is a pyrotechnician, a tour guide at the Hagley Museum which was the DuPont gunpowder mills, a writer, and a publisher. He lives in Delaware with a polydactyl cat and his wife, who has the normal number of fingers and toes.
Professional Speaker Topics
Black powder explosions on the Brandywine River at the du Pont powder mills
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Be yourself--everyone else is taken--Oscar Wilde

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1 Comment

  1. Tom carroll

    Struck by the number of children deaths. They equaled or surpassed the number of explosion deaths


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