Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

First and Last Tour of Mine Site (except on 100th anniversary Nov 14th-15th, 09)

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Lucky Group to Tour site in 2002
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In 2002 I gave my first tour of the Cherry Mine Site, and I believe it will be my last. Now that the State has come in and leveled any remnants of historical significance, i can't get excited about visiting the site again. It was a great time had by all when that first tour took place. I was there many times at the site and the remains of the few brick structures gave me and others a great perspective. Now it is gone. The main attraction will have to be the model display at the Cherry Library. This will give you a good picture of the mine workings.

Tipple support withers away in the elements
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Fanhouse seen in background

One of the Fanhouse buildings still stands in 2002
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My favorite thing to photograph at the site

Tipple supports around the mainshaft
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Sinking into the shaft slowly. All you see in these pics is gone in 2003

Tipple supports close up at mainshaft
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Smoke from the disaster once billowed around this steel

tracks run on left side of grain elevator
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Elevator is gone now but the slag piles still remain

Highschool students climb the east slag pile
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You can do this easier when the leaves are off the trees

Thanks to Chuck Bartoli for all the tours in the past.

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