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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:47 pm 
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Courier recalls work at Sheppton Mine Disaster

SHEPPTON — It is 45 years since the emotional events of the Sheppton Mine Disaster unfolded deep inside a coal mine in an East Union Township coal mine.

BY BOBBY MASO
STAFF WRITER

Published: Sunday, August 10, 2008

SHEPPTON — It is 45 years since the emotional events of the Sheppton Mine Disaster unfolded deep inside a coal mine in an East Union Township coal mine.

About 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 13, 1963, a cave-in collapsed part of the anthracite mine, trapping miners Henry “Hankâ€

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Heres a pretty good interview with photographer George Harvan, which gives his account of the Sheppton disaster from what he saw there on the surface.. theres a few pictures from it too.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... l%26sa%3DN

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I have a video doc. of the rescue.


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Did you take the video yourself or did you obtain it?

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I got a copy from a science teacher in school. Its in VHS and I want to convert it to DVD. I need to see if I can find it. Have you ever seen it?


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Nope, never seen it.... I never even saw any pictures from the Sheppton Disaster until the other night... I did a little google search and realized that it was covered by the major national news agencies at the time. I guess that was still kindof in the early days of national news coverage.

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Let me see if I can dig out the copy I have. I will get it transfered over to dvd. One thing I do remember is that the VHS tape rolled inside the case. So I need to forward it a few seconds. Get back to you when its complete!

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Awesome, sounds good!

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