Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Page Five Mine Photos
Cherry Mine Disaster Story
Story of Disaster by Steve Stout
The Fatal Day
Story in a Nutshell
Mine Site photos
Description of Cherry Mine
James Cherry
page two mine pics
Page Three Mine Pics
Page four Mine photos
Page Five Mine Photos
Page Six Mine Photos
Page Seven Mine Photos
Page Eight Mine Photos
Page Nine Mine Photos
Bell Signals etc.
Page Ten Mine photos
New Mine photos
Aerial Views
Cherry Mine Artifacts
Sunday Morning Crowds
Cherry Mine Model
Model Pics Set Two
Twelve Heroes Story
John Flood: Hero
Alex Norberg (Hero)
Read about Eight-Day Men
John Thomas Brown
George Eddy
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
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
Favorite Links
About me
Tour of Mine Site
Contact Me
100th Anniversary Documentary Available and More!
Cherry Mine Disaster Historical Society
T-Shirts, Sweatshirts etc.(100th anniv.)
Train Photo CDs Available
Train Video DVD's Available
Train -e-books NEW!
Workers Compensation
Cherry MIne Enthusiasts Remembered
How You Can Help

A Kathy L. Merrifield wrote concerning the photo below:
The photograph titled No 8 Cherry Mine, waiting for news of relatives...
the man in the foreground with the derby on is my (late)grandfather. Anna (Pavlik) Egbert's father. Andrew Joseph Pavlik Sr.,he had worked in the mines with his father in law, John Majersky(Mayersky), his daughter, Andrew's wife - Mary Majersky(Mayersky)Pavlik. He was ill the day of the disaster, and stayed at home. He had went to the site to gather word of John. Sorry I took so long getting this info to you! I had thought it went through earlier in the summer, but never got around to rechecking it until now! I have a postcard picture in the family papers of the same scene. I have Black Damp ... I was speaking with a neighbor the other day who had moved away, and HE has been to the mine site. Intrigued by that big old pile of shale off in the distance, decided to stop and see what it was, as he goes to Chicago often. Well, thank you for having such wonderful information about a subject we will have to research to upgrade in family albums. Ann is gone and so are her brothers and sisters. The rest of us will have to learn the story well and pass it on! Kathy L. Merryfield

Anxious relatives of miners await for word
Seen here near door of engine house

Lewis Nichols a carpenter at mine site
Seen here making stretchers

In the picture above is Lewis Nichols. I had the honor of talking to his son Bert Nichols back in 1999. He told me many stories that his father had told him. It was fascinating to listen to him. He was in his 80's at the time and often gave great slides shows of the Cherry Mine Disaster and i hope he still is.  I will try to add a page in the near future concerning the interview i had with Bert. His father did take him to the mine site back in the late 1920's and he remembers the engine house where his father showed him the thick steel cables wrapped around the 9ft in diameter drum. This was the cable that raised and lowered the cages.

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Victims caskets being loaded in boxcars

Cherry Coal MIne site