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Throop in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anthracite Mine Disaster

 
 
Anthracite Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Anthracite Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription. On the morning of April 7, 1911, the nearby Pancoast mine here in Throop was the scene of a disastrous fire. Seventy-two miners died by suffocation, and a government rescue worker also was killed. This tragedy soon led to the enactment, on June 15, of state legislation requiring that all interior buildings at coal mines be constructed of incombustible materials.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 26.758′ N, 75° 37.227′ W. Marker is in Throop, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Sanderson Street and Charles Street, on the right when traveling south on Sanderson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 436 Sanderson Street, Scranton PA 18512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Patrick Casey (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rev. Jacob M. Koehler (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (approx. 1.8 miles away); Queen City Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); John J. Morelli (approx.
Wide view of the Anthracite Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Anthracite Mine Disaster Marker
1.8 miles away); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pennsylvania Gravity (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Capoose (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Times-Tribune: Seventy-two men and boys perished in agony in the Pancoast Mine Disaster. (Submitted on August 20, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. PA Mine Inspection 1911: Mine Fire at the Pancoast Mine. (Submitted on August 20, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the site of the Pancoast Mine. • Can you help?
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