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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Avondale Mine Disaster

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2016
1. Avondale Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription.  

Here in the Washburn Cemetery lie the remains of 61 of the 110 victims of the September 6, 1869, Avondale Mine disaster in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County. The miners, most of whom were of Welsh descent, were interred on September 9, 1869.

Dedicated October 1, 1994


 
Erected 1994 by National Welsh-American Foundation / Sefydliad Cenedlaethol Cymru-America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 24.93′ N, 75° 41.514′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Washburn Street and Morris Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Washburn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Washburn Street Cemetery Entrance, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avondale Mine Disaster Victims (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. William Bishop (approx.
Avondale Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2016
2. Avondale Mine Disaster Marker
0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bivouac of the Dead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edward William Ryan, M.D. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Terence V. Powderly (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Avondale Mine Disaster. (Submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Avondale Mine Disaster Site (2005 Field Trip). (Submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Avondale Mine disaster: Recalling a singular tragedy (The Times-Tribune, 2014). (Submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Welsh History Month: Washburn Cemetery, Scranton, Pennsylvania (2012). (Submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Avondale Mine Disaster (Library of Congress audio). (Submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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