Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Which Story Deserves Movie?
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

 With the recent Coal Mine Mishap where nine miners were trapped below the ground in raging water, i heard a movie could be in store for the story.   I must say i was shocked. If they are looking for a true Coal Mine Disaster Story it is in Cherry's Story.
 The "mishap" in Pennslyvania took no lives and the miners were trapped for three days unlike eightdays in the Cherry story, i might add there were 21 men trapped. There may have been "heroes" drilling above ground but they themselves did not descend in a fiery and smoke filled mine to help save the men. Six successful trips of getting miners out of the Cherry Coal mine is a story for the ages. When will Hollywood get wind of this Cherry Coal Mine Disaster story?????
    The terror of dying below in the coal mines is the same for all miners wether it be in Pennslyvania or Cherry. I am sure it was extremely nerve racking and frightening to say the least. This is the relationship of both the Cherry Mine Disaster and the Pennslyvania "mishap".  If that feeling of being trapped is to be conveyed it can be conveyed in the Cherry Story with more men trapped for  more than double the time of three days. If a story of heroism is to be conveyed, the twelve heroes who descended down into the Cherry Coal mine deserve the movie. These heroes sacrificed their lives on the seventh trip: true martyrs. 
  We are talking about which story deserves a movie and not about the hell the miners went through to survive. Should it be a three day survival story or an eight day? Should it be a story where 259 men lost their lives or zero men? Should it be twelve heroes who sacrificed their lives or a group of men sipping on coffee and donuts while drilling below?
You decide.

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