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Avondale Mine Disaster

 
 
Avondale Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. William Bishop (approx. 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); Terence V. Powderly (approx. one mile away); Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D.
Avondale Mine Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2016
2. Avondale Mine Disaster Marker
(approx. one mile away); Rahway Valley #15 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Reading #2124 (approx. 1.1 miles 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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