Marianna, PA Mine Explosion Disaster, Nov 1908

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At the time of its construction, the Marianna Mine was among the most modern and well equipped in the world... At 10:55 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, November 28, 1908, an explosion occurred in the mine which killed 154 men and left only one survivor.



Men Entombed in Mariana Shaft With Fans Stopped and Lives of All Thought to Be Sacrificed.

Special to The Courier

WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 28. -- Nearly two hundred men may perish in one of the worst disasters in Washington county's mining history which occurred this morning in the new Mariana shaft of the Pittsburg-Buffalo Company. One hundred and ninety men, at work at the time, are entombed and it is doubtful if any can be rescued alive. Among the dead is Mine Foreman HENRY THOMPSON. Mine Inspector HENRY LOUTTIT of the First Bituminous District, inspected the mine this morning and had just come out when the explosion let go.   Continued

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