Sunday Creek Coal Mine #6

On November 5, 1930 the worst mine disaster in Ohio’s history occurred when  73 men lost their lives.

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F.F. and I decided to drive down Route 33 to see if we could record a little history.

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Ruins of the tipple.

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One of the saddest stories was that of Ray Parry’s father William Parry of Nelsonville, who committed suicide  at the foot of his son’s grave in Nelsonville’s Greenlawn cemetery.

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A favorite Bee Gees’ song, The New York Mining Disaster of 1941:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRqAzCevsY

For more information, please visit:
http://www.forgottenoh.com/Explosion/explosion.html

http://www.abandonedohio.com/millfield-mine-disaster.html

http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/Millfielddisaster2.htm

http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/coalminedisasters.htm

http://www.coalcampusa.com/eastoh/hocking/hocking.htm
Back at the car, we both noticed our clothes were covered with sticky things (the scientific term).  “Oh, dang (and if you believe I said, “dang” you are very naive) I usually carry extra clothes with me but I don’t have anything!”  F.F.:  Well, you aren’t taking your clothes off in front of ME.  (No worries there.)
Instead we pulled out a stack of The Other Paper that I hauled home to use in a gardening project but never had the time to take out of the car and covered the seats and backs.
Vacuuming my jeans didn’t help, but a vigorous spin in the washer loosened the mess and allowed me to shake them out.  The sweater was a total loss.  This is one advantage of buying 95% of my clothing on clearance.

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