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Near Kirby in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greene County Coal Miners Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial
Inscription.
John L. Lewis, President
United Mine Workers of America
1920 to 1960

Greene County, Pennsylvania
proudly dedicates this monument
to all coal miners

On December 6, 1962, 460 feet directly beneath this site,
37 miners lost their lives in the U.S. Steel
Robena Mine's Frosty Run Explosion -
one of the worst mine disasters
in Greene County history.

 
Erected by Greene County.
 
Location. 39° 47.777′ N, 80° 4.562′ W. Marker is near Kirby, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Interstate 79, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is next to the Pennsylvania Welcome Center/Rest Area near Kirby PA. Marker is in this post office area: Garards Fort PA 15334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. John Corbley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Garard's Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); Monongalia County/Pennsylvania (approx. 5.2 miles away in West Virginia); Catawba War Path (approx. 5.7 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Catawba War Path
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names
(approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); Border Heroine (approx. 6.2 miles away in West Virginia); Site of First Court in Greene County (approx. 6.4 miles away); Statler's Fort (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Robena No. 3 Mine - United States Mine Rescue Association. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
3. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
4. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,058 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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