Avondale Mine Disaster

Avondale Mine Disaster (HM1AVG)

Location: Plymouth, PA 18651 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 13.586', W 75° 58.472'

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On September 6, 1869, a fire broke out at the nearby Avondale Colliery, trapping the miners. The eventual death toll was 110. This included five boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen, and two volunteers who were suffocated while attempting rescue. As a result of this disaster, Pennsylvania's General Assembly enacted legislation in 1870 which was designed to enforce greater safety in the industry.
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HM NumberHM1AVG
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  [2] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  [3] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 418320 N 4564351
Decimal Degrees41.22643333, -75.97453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.586', W 75° 58.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 35.16" N, 75° 58' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1140 W Main St, Plymouth PA 18651, US
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