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Cincinnati Mine Disaster

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
1. Cincinnati Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription.  Near this site was located the mule entrance to the Cincinnati coal mine. On April 23, 1913, at 12:15 P.M., One of the worst mine explosions in U.S. history occurred in this mine. This disaster resulted in the deaths of 96 miners and 1 rescue team member. The mine was opened in 1835 and was one of the oldest mines in the area.
 
Erected by Peters Creek Historical Society and U.M.W.A. Local 224.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1757.
 
Location. 40° 13.624′ N, 79° 59.648′ W. Marker is in Union Township, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on Union Street (Pennsylvania Route 88) 0.2 miles south of Mingo Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2314 Union Street, Finleyville PA 15332, 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. Mingo Creek Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Citation: (approx. 2 miles away); James Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Cox or Coxes Station
Cincinnati Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
2. Cincinnati Mine Disaster Marker
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(approx. 3 miles away); Monongahela (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jackie Ormes (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Monongahela (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Mounds (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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