Near Somerset in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue
On July 28, 2002, nine coal miners, trapped for four days due to flooding of the Quecreek Mine, were saved via a rescue shaft drilled here. Combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, mining and other industries, local mine workers, emergency responders, and community members led to the rescue. The incident prompted changes in mine safety, mapping, and drilling methods. It roused national media & public attention.
Monument for Life
The symbol of the red oak, here, is of course, faith. The 9 evergreens are to represent miners, but in a larger sense, all of us. We all must sometimes bind ourselves together as “the nine” did when the leaves of faith have fallen like that of the oak in autumn. When we long for the shelter of the oak to protect us from the cold and dark, we must realize that in the coldest winter of our lives, or the darkest mine, when there seems to be no life in the oak His roots run deep. His limbs outstretched - calling us to Him. And in His shadow, we will all be reborn in spring.
The Arnold Family
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 4.692′ Touch for map. Memorial is about five miles north of the town of Somerset. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Haupt Road, Somerset PA 15501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Somerset County World War II Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Somerset County World War I Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Somerset County (approx. 4.8 miles away); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (approx. 4.8 miles away); Adam Schneider (approx. 4.8 miles away); Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. World War II Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Early Bible (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,318 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on November 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.