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Benwood in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benwood Mine Disaster

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
1. Benwood Mine Disaster Marker
Inscription. Nearby mine supplied coal to large Wheeling Steel mill. An explosion here, 28 April 1924, resulted in third worst mine disaster in state history. 119 miners, many natives of Poland, Italy and Greece, were killed. There were no survivors. Led to mine safety measures such as rock dusting and self-rescuers.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 0.78′ N, 80° 44.05′ W. Marker is in Benwood, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Marshall Street 0.2 miles north of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benwood WV 26031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Stone Viaduct (approx. 0.4 miles away in Ohio); Imperial Glass (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Willow Grove Mine (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Union Square and its Uses / The Question of Ownership (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Colonel John H. Sullivan (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Ohio).
 
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Benwood Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
2. Benwood Mine Disaster Marker
 Benwood Mine Disaster. Article from The Wheeling Register, April 29, 1924 on the West Virginia Archives and History webpage (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 27, 2012, by Joseph Anthony Tellitocci of Benwood, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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