Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 41° 20.497 W 075° 47.162
18T E 434235 N 4576978
Quick Description: The histories of these various mining disasters would make a very interesting read.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2006 4:48:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMYGG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 54

Long Description:
Marker Text:
On June 28, 1896, fifty-eight men were killed in a massive cave-in of rock and coal here, in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Colliery. An investigative commission, appointed by the Governor, reported on Sept. 25. Although its safety recommendations would often be ignored, the disaster was a factor that led to a stronger unionization of this region under John Mitchell after 1900.
Marker Name: Twin Shaft Disaster

County: Luzerne

Date Dedicated: 06/06/1992

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: N. Main & Union Sts., Pittston

Category: Labor, Business & Industry

Website: Not listed

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