Knox Mine Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member EEKJeep
N 41° 18.796 W 075° 48.468
18T E 432385 N 4573848
Quick Description: The deadly end of deep mining in the Wyoming Valley.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2007 2:55:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM1CZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 151

Long Description:
Marker Text:
On January 22, 1959, twelve men died in a tragic accident at the River Slope Mine near this site. The mine had been illegally excavated beneath the Susquehanna River at the direction of the Knox Coal Company. When the force of the ice -laden river broke the thin layer of rock, over ten billion gallons of water flowed through this and other mines. This disaster ended deep mining in much of the Wyoming Valley.
Marker Name: Knox Mine Disaster

County: Luzerne

Date Dedicated: 01/24/1999

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Main St., Port Griffith, Jenkins Twp.

Category: Labor, Business & Industry

Website: [Web Link]

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