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Moweaqua, Illinois coal mine disaster...

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December 25, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, December 25, 1932

* Moweaqua, Illinois 
* Coal mine disaster 

This 30 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page:
"HOPES FOR 54 MEN TRAPPED IN MINE FADE" "Deadly Gas Fumes Fill Shaft Until Air Is Pumped In; Families Wait in Anguish" with smaller subheads.

Tells of the coal mine explosion disaster at Moweaqua, Illinois.

Other news of the day including various advertising. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

The Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster happened on December 24, 1932, in Moweaqua, Illinois. The disaster was caused by a methane gas explosion killing 54 miners. The Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum (which was founded in 1986) contains many mining artifacts from the time that the mine operated.

The explosion occurred shortly after the day shift started, sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 Christmas Eve morning.

Category: The 20th Century