Dacie's House Is The Source Of Two Bombshells

June 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

(For many years after Dacie Moses died in 1981, people who worked with the house continued to find stashes of old books and papers, photos, memorabilia and knick-knacks tucked away in various corners and cubby holes in the house.  It was our practice to transfer any of this material which looked like it might have historical significance, and which was not needed for the house's service to students and alumni, to the Carleton College Archives.  But evidently there was one box which we should have examined a little more closely...  Tim Vick, a friend of Dacie's and member of the Dacie Moses House Committee)


Read The Northfield News version:  The discovery of a pair of undetonated World War II-era artillery shells caused a few tense moments on the Carleton College campus Wednesday.

The 6 1/2-inch shells, found in a box stored in the school archives, were removed without incident Wednesday evening by the Bloomington Bomb Squad, according to Northfield Police Sgt. Scott Johnson. 


Read The Northfield Patch version: The Bloomington Bomb Squad was called to Carleton College on Wednesday after a box containing two undetonated WWII-era artillery shells was found in the college’s archives.

Northfield Police Sgt. Scott Johnson said the shells were about 6 ½-inches long and were removed without incident Wednesday evening.

The bomb squad X-rayed the shells on campus and they turned out to be completely inert, Johnson said.