Near Sheppton in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sheppton Mine Disaster and Rescue
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 54.118′ N, 76° 7.432′ W. Marker is near Sheppton, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Schoolhouse Road ¼ mile north of Pennsylvania Route 924. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sheppton PA 18248, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of Cable Television (approx. 6 miles away but has been reported missing); Victor Schertzinger (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lattimer Massacre (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 6.7 miles away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Dorsey Brothers (approx. 6.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Historical marker commemorating mine rescue unveiled in Sheppton. The RepublicanHerald.com's article (August 23, 2015) on the unveiling of the Sheppton Mine Disaster marker. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
Remember Lou Bova - (1909 -1963), the sole miner lost in this disaster.
— Submitted March 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • Disasters •
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