05 March 2015

On This Day: Miners burned

Sad new reached Shenandoah On This Day in 1897. An unknown number of miners burned in mine No 44 in Huntington, Arkansas after an explosion, according to the Evening Herald. At least two miners are confirmed dead. 

Source:
The evening herald. (Shenandoah, Pa.), 05 March 1897. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.



On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.