|American Hungarian Federation|
It was On This Day in 1907 that the Darr Mine exploded in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. The explosion killed 239 coal miners, most of whom were Hungarian immigrants. The mine was part of the Pittsburgh Coal Company near the
Youghiogheny River in . Westmoreland
The explosion occurred around 11:30 a.m. as women were preparing for their husbands and sons to return home for lunch. Instead the earth rocked and they heard a loud noise. Dust and smoke poured out of the mouth of the mine.
A list of the victims can be accessed at: http://www.americanhungarianfederation.org/news_darrmine_victims.htm.
“1907-2007: The Darr Mine Disaster Commemoration” The American Hungarian Federation. http://www.americanhungarianfederation.org/news_darrmine.htm
perish in coal mine explosion” This Day in History, 1907. History.com. Pennsylvania
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015