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1966 Press Photo Mushroom Growers Zichen Making Measurements Houses Collapse

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Mushroom Growers Live In Fear: Inhabitants of the villages, Zichen, Zussen and Bolder, near the Dutch town of Masstricht, are living in fear owing to the danger of their houses collapsing. Recent heavy rainfals have caused some of the galleries in the underground mushroom nurseries to collapse. Many of the inhabitants make their living gultivating mushrooms. The ground consists of marl - and in 1958 18 men were killed owing to collapses in the soft marl underground. Zussen is the worst hit, and the people of Pauly farm dare not sleep at their house. Mushroom grower, Henri Smets, nearly lost two of his sons last week, owing to new collapses in the galleries. New houses have been built, but, owing to ground subsidence they can't be used. Photo show Measurements being taken to control the danger of further collapses.

Photo measures 8 x 10 inches.

Photo is dated 4-6-1966.

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