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Whiteley Township in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greene County Coal Miners Memorial

 
 
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial
Inscription.  
John L. Lewis, President
United Mine Workers of America
1920 to 1960

Greene County, Pennsylvania
proudly dedicates this monument
to all coal miners

On December 6, 1962, 460 feet directly beneath this site,
37 miners lost their lives in the U.S. Steel
Robena Mine's Frosty Run Explosion -
one of the worst mine disasters
in Greene County history.

 
Erected by Greene County.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1926.
 
Location. 39° 47.777′ N, 80° 4.562′ W. Marker is in Whiteley Township, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Interstate 79, on the right when traveling north. Marker is next to the Pennsylvania Welcome Center/Rest Area near Kirby PA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garards Fort PA 15334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Covered Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Garard's Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away);
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names
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Rev. John Corbley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Garard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Goshen Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Corbly Massacre Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); In Remembrance of John Corbly and Family (approx. 3.3 miles away); Greene Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
3. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial Names
Greene County Coal Miners Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
4. Greene County Coal Miners Memorial
Richard L. Trumka plaque inside of the rest area building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2022
5. Richard L. Trumka plaque inside of the rest area building
Display inside of the rest area building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2022
6. Display inside of the rest area building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,521 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on April 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022