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Near Scottdale in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mammoth Mine Explosion

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
1. Mammoth Mine Explosion Marker
Inscription. On January 27, 1891, an explosion in the nearby Mammoth Number 1 Mine of the H.C. Frick Coke Company killed 109 coal miners. Seventy-nine of the dead were buried in a mass grave here in Saint John's Cemetery. This disaster was the worst one known to that time in a bituminous coal mine in Pennsylvania. It led to state legislation strengthening the program of mine safety inspections in the bituminous fields.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 5.583′ N, 79° 36.15′ W. Marker is near Scottdale, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Scottdale Dawson Road (Pennsylvania Route 819) and Hornertown Road, on the right when traveling south on Scottdale Dawson Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottdale PA 15683, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Clay Frick (approx. 3.3 miles away); Connellsville Coke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp (approx. 4.1 miles away); Morewood Massacre (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Remains of the Beehive Coke Ovens
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 29, 2011
2. Mammoth Mine Explosion Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Ore Mines Drill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Connellsville War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mammoth Mine Explosion - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on January 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & Commerce
 
Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
3. Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker
Inscription reads:
79 of 109 victims of the explosion at Mammoth Mine No. 1 on Jan 27, 1891 are buried here in a mass grave.
PA Labor History Society 2000
Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
4. Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker
Located in St. John the Baptist Cemetery south of Scottdale
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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