22 May 2015

On This Day: Pittston miner killed

 A Pittston miner was killed On This Day in 1882. Thirty-two year old James Dougherty was killed by falling rock. He was employed at the Barnes Shatt.

Pittston in located in Luzerne County and played an important role in the mining history of Pennsylvania.

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 22 May 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library 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.