Mather Mine Explosion Memorial - Mather, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 39° 56.092 W 080° 04.407
17S E 579165 N 4420938
Quick Description: The Mather Mine Explosion Memorial is located on the front lawn of the Mather Christian Church, Third Street, Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 10:15:56 AM
Waymark Code: WME466
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:

Mather Mine Explosion Memorial - Mather, Pennsylvania



Mather Mine opened in 1920 and on May 19, 1928 it was struck with a Gas/Dust Explosion. Over 200 men died as a result of the explosion and 63 survived the disaster. This memorial was dedicated here on May 19,2002. The monument is an eight-foot, black-granite marker on the lawn of Mather Christian Church; the dedication ceremony brought out several hundred people, many descendants of those killed in what is still known as one of the 10 worst mining disasters in U.S. history.

Disaster Date: 5/19/1928

Date of dedication: 5/19/2002

Memorial Sponsors: UMWA Local 6151

Disaster Type: Technological

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Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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