Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Cherry Mine Enthusiasts Remembered

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Cherry Mine Disaster Story
Story of Disaster by Steve Stout
The Fatal Day
Story in a Nutshell
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Description of Cherry Mine
James Cherry
page two mine pics
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Bell Signals etc.
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Cherry Mine Artifacts
Sunday Morning Crowds
Nativity/Nationalities
Cherry Mine Model
Model Pics Set Two
Twelve Heroes Story
John Flood: Hero
Alex Norberg (Hero)
Read about Eight-Day Men
John Thomas Brown
Which Story Deserves Movie?
The Memorial and More
Miners Tombstones
Cherry Depot
Soldier Trains and more
Morgue Tent
Names of Victims
Names of Victims section two
Coal Mining Words
Map Diagrams
No Respect For History
The Day the Tipple Fell
Farewell letters
Sam Howard's Letter
More on the Subject
"Oneness" Press release
TRAPPED: Karen Tintori's new book
MODEL RAILROADING MAG
Ray Tutaj Model Projects
Last Days of The Milwaukee Road
Milwaukee Road Car
St. Paul Coal Mine Office
Remembering the disaster.
100th Anniversary/Car Show
100th Anniversary Photos
100th Anniversary photos by Candy Brown
100th Anniversary pics from Karen Tintori
We need Your Help (1909 song)
Cherry Word Puzzle
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About me
Tour of Mine Site
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Cherry Mine Disaster Historical Society
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Cherry MIne Enthusiasts Remembered
How You Can Help

Below are pictured two incredible persons who were history buffs of the Cherry mine. Both contributed immensely to the organization of materials seen at the library today in Cherry. I personally received a great deal of help from them. They have passed on as of 2015 and I would like to remember them by picturing them here on this page.

Ed Caldwell pictured below did several mammoth tasks for the library. He scanned every photo of the disaster that he could find and put them on discs for the library and also gave me a copy too. He also created large book binders filled with all sorts of information he gathered over the years about the disaster in Cherry. They are valuable resources of information and are vital when people are researching the mine disaster. They are at the Cherry library. Thank you Ed! We appreciate all you did for the library. I personally know how much work it was. It was immense.

ED CALDWELL of PRINCETON IL
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Passed away in April 2015

Here below is John Beatty who donated many things and some money to add on the addition to the library. I remember talking with him many times and also went to his house to look at his postcard collection of the Cherry mine disaster. He had images I never seen before. He was an avid collector. He also had two songs of sheet music from the time of the disaster in which I was able to photograph and eventually type all the music notation into a computer software program.  By doing this I was able to hear what these songs sounded like on the Piano in which they were written for.  Thanks John!

JOHN BEATTY of CHERRY IL
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Passed away 2012

Seen below is Charles Bartoli , who in 1998 when I met him, was owner of the land at the mine site. His backyard was the mine site. He helped a great deal in getting measurements of foundations and giving me a clear picture in my mind where the structures were located on the site. This aided me in building the model accurately.  His dad had the Cherry coal company after the mine closed in 1928. It was a small operation at that time since the tipple was gone.  I remember him climbing the slag piles with me when he was in his 70's He was always a strong, in shape guy. He passed away from Alzheimer's too like Ed Caldwell did.  Charles was  very generous to me in his time and also gave me a few artifacts from the mine that I still have and treasure them. Thank you Charlie for being a valuable resource in my research! You were awesome!

CHARLES BARTOLI
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Passed on in 2012