Knox Mine Disaster

Knox Mine Disaster (HM6QL)

Location: Tulelake, PA 18640 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18.796', W 75° 48.468'

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On January 22, 1959, twelve men died in a tragic accident at the River Slope Mine near this site. The mine had been illegally excavated beneath the Susquehanna River at the direction of the Knox Coal Company. When the force of the ice-laden river broke the thin layer of rock, over ten billion gallons of water flowed through this and other mines. This disaster ended deep mining in much of the Wyoming Valley.
HM NumberHM6QL
Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:55am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 432385 N 4573848
Decimal Degrees41.31326667, -75.80780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.796', W 75° 48.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 47.76" N, 75° 48' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1189-1203 Main St, Tulelake PA 18640, US
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