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. Touch 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 (was approx. 6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); War Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); 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).
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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