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Near Scottdale in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mammoth Mine Explosion

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
1. Mammoth Mine Explosion Marker
Inscription.  On January 27, 1891, an explosion in the nearby Mammoth Number 1 Mine of the H.C. Frick Coke Company killed 109 coal miners. Seventy-nine of the dead were buried in a mass grave here in Saint John's Cemetery. This disaster was the worst one known to that time in a bituminous coal mine in Pennsylvania. It led to state legislation strengthening the program of mine safety inspections in the bituminous fields.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 5.583′ N, 79° 36.15′ W. Marker is near Scottdale, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Scottdale Dawson Road (Pennsylvania Route 819) and Hornertown Road, on the right when traveling south on Scottdale Dawson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottdale PA 15683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
Mammoth Mine Explosion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 29, 2011
2. Mammoth Mine Explosion Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Clay Frick (approx. 3.3 miles away); Connellsville Coke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp (approx. 4.1 miles away); Morewood Massacre (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Remains of the Beehive Coke Ovens (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ore Mines Drill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Connellsville War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mammoth Mine Explosion - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on January 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
3. Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker
Inscription reads:
79 of 109 victims of the explosion at Mammoth Mine No. 1 on Jan 27, 1891 are buried here in a mass grave.
PA Labor History Society 2000
Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
4. Mammoth Mine Explosion Mass Grave Marker
Located in St. John the Baptist Cemetery south of Scottdale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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