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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Moweaqua in Christian County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial

Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
1. Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886
With mining operations beginning in 1891
The method of mining was room and pillar
At a depth of 620 feet
Haulage was by mule and motor
On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine
Claimed the lives of these men
Mining operations ceased in 1935
And since that time all evidence of coal operations
In Moweaqua has disappeared

James Birley Michael Krajnack
Thomas Birley Joseph Krall
Kenneth Board Carl McDonald
George Burrell Jr. Charles McDonald Sr.
Charles Campbell Charles McDonald Jr.
Edward Campbell Joseph Negray
Julius Castagnoli Michael Negray
Roy c Catherwood George Ondes
David Cooley Roscoe Portwood
Andrew Corby Sr. Andrew Potsick Jr.
Andrew Corby Jr. Michael Potsick
John Corby Michael Raygellis
Chester Craven Roy Reatherford
Zelvia Davis Charles Roff
William Davison James Roff
Arthur Dove Raymond Sarver
George P Dowd Vern Sarver
Michael Floski Simon Sam Scgloski Jr.
Lynne Green Louis Andrew Smorado
Charles Hartman Andrew Supinie
Leonard Hartman John Supinie
John Hartsalla Louis Tabacchi
Oliver Hudson Hugh Thompson Jr.
Thomas Javkson Andy Tirpak
Joseph Jurick
Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
2. Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Marker
Jr. Mike Tirpak
Lotis "Mox" Jurick Charley Woodring
Andrew Kapilla Charles Yonikus
Pamela J Moore 1990

Erected 1990 by Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum.
Location. 39° 37.239′ N, 89° 1.308′ W. Marker is in Moweaqua, Illinois, in Christian County. Marker is on West Cherry Street west of South Plum Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Pogenpohl Ready-Mix Plant. Marker is in this post office area: Moweaqua IL 62550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster (here, next to this marker); Lincoln's Cavalry Guard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 13 miles away); First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 13.4 miles away); Whitley Mill and Dam (approx. 13.4 miles away); First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (approx. 13.4 miles away); Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Categories. Disasters
Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial & Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
3. Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial & Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 758 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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