Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Sunday Morning Crowds
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

The three photos below were taken on Sunday, day two of the disaster. The first photo shows a train with loaded coal cars, a passenger coach car, and a water tank car. The sun is in the west which makes it late afternoon.
 The middle picture shows crowds near the fanhouse area. When the fan was reversed Saturday (big mistake), it had burned the wooden zig zag staircase leading to the second vein. At the time of this picture the people did not know if there were any more men alive down there. The previos day's efforts with the 12 heroes rescuing many men was really the last real hope. Nevertheless, a great effort was put toward creating a hoist at the airshaft (adjacent to escape shaft) to try to rescue more men when the smoke and heat died down. The amazing story of the twentyone living men was just beginning down below in the far recesses of the mine One of the greatest stories ever to be told is thier triumph over death in the firey furnace below.
 The third pic is showing the smoke poring out of the airshaft because the mainshaft was covered to help cut off oxegyn from the fire.

Sunday, November 14th, 1909 Crowds coming

Crowds around Fanhouse area. Escape shaft burned.
Men creating a hoist through airshaft.

Northwind blowing smoke from fan
Smoke billowing out from fanhouse area

Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

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