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Benwood, West Virginia Coal Mine disaster...

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April 29, 1924

THE WORLD, New York, NY, April 29, 1924

* Benwood West Virginia
* Coal Mine explosion disaster

This 28 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "115 DIE AS BLAST ROCKS W. VA. MINE" and "Hope Virtually Abandoned After Eight Bodies Are Taken From Benwood Shaft".

Other news of the day. Usual browning with little margin wear, otherwise good condition. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: Benwood was the location of the tragic 1924 Coal Mine Disaster. At approximately 7:05 AM EST on Monday, April 28, 1924, the coal mine of the Wheeling Steel Corporation's plant located in Benwood exploded, killing all 119 men who were working in the coal mine at the time, the majority of whom were immigrants of Polish, Italian, Greek, Croatian, Slavic, Slovak, Serbian, Hungarian, Austrian, Russian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian descent.

Category: The 20th Century

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