Avondale Mine Disaster 1869

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Date: 6 Sep 1869
Location: Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvaniamap
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 6 September 1869
  • Location: Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Victims: 110 killed
  • Cause: Fire


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The victims' names along with family are available to add to this disaster.
posted on Avondale Mine Disaster (merged) by Sheryl Moore