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 Post subject: Mine Disaster Site Remnants Removed
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Location: Anthracite Region of PA
Mine disaster site remnants removed
Work at Twin Shafts site in Pittston, done by firm that now owns land, upsets some.
MATT HUGHES tlnews@timesleader.com


In the early morning hours of June 28, 1896, acting Mayor of Pittston M.J. Lanigan was working underground at the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shafts Mine in Pittston.
Lanigan, also inside superintendent of the mine, had received reports two weeks earlier that wooden supports in the Red Ash vein were “squeezingâ€

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:05 pm 
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I saw the work being done and how it opened up the view into the rail yard. I love trains and thought it was a good idea...I will admit I didn't know that was the site of the twin shafts and that there was still openings. :cry:


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