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In Years Past

April 23, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, with at least one hundred men dead in the mine and a possibility that the list of victims would reach to over two hundred, scores of rescue parties were at work in the Cincinnati mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company on the Monongahela River, near Washington, Pa., where occurred one of the most disastrous explosions ever recorded in the long history of mine fatalities in Washington County. The exact cause of the explosion was not known and how many lives were sacrificed would probably not be ascertained for days. Less than two score survivors had been rescued from the three hundred men who were at work when the explosions occurred.



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