Author: John Hmurovic
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Whiting, Indiana Saturday, August 27, 1955 Sunrise, 6:11 a.m. Its 80 degrees in the shade, and most of the citys residents are still trying to sleep off an airless, oppressive night. But inside the plant at Whitings biggest employer (and one of the worlds largest oil refineries), something has gone horribly wrongsomething that threatens to destroy the entire community. The clock changes. 6:12 a.m. This is the story of what happened at One Minute After Sunrise on that cataclysmic day in 1955, spoken in the words of the people who lived through it. Its the story of how, in the passing of a single instant, their lives and their community were changed forever.