A gas explosion
On This Day in 1883 occurred at the Packer colliery, No. 2. The explosion
caused several men to be “severely and fatally burned.” The men were identified
as: James Litchman, William Litchman, William McAndrew, John Murray, Martin
Toopy, and a Polander whose name was unknown. The Litchmans were father and
son. The colliery was part of the LehighValley coal company, located at Lost
Creek near Shenandoah, Schuylkill
Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.),
22 March 1883. Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.