Today we tell the story of the worst mining disaster to occur in the United States, the explosion at the no. 6 and no. 8 mines of the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah, West Virginia.

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(Picture by Unknown – The Spokane press. (Spokane, Wash.), 13 Dec. 1907. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. , Public Domain,

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