Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Cherry Mine Disaster Historical Society

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

Formation of formal Cherry Mine Disaster Historical Society


“As the recent 100th anniversary celebration clearly confirmed, there are a great many people from around the country who have an advanced interest in the story of the Cherry Mine Disaster.    


Having had spirited conversations with these interested people for my entire life, I have come more and more to believe that it would be a tremendous idea to form a formal Cherry Mine Disaster historical society.    


The primary reason for forming such a group would be to create a central repository for the recording of family histories/stories, researching family history, and to allow for communications and exchanges between families and other interested parties.    Secondly, the society could act as the driving force for the actions and fund raising it would take to carry out the list of worthwhile projects that many would like to see come true.     A sampling of this list would include:

         Securing the Cherry Mine Disaster display from Lincoln Library in Springfield and housing/storing it in Cherry

        Retrieving, hauling, locating mine office building back to Cherry

        Markers for the current miners who don’t have stones

        Re-freshing grave markers that are fading

        Creating a web sites to act as a central database for all bits of family information/pictures and to be a place for families and genealogy folks to research and communicate with other families

        Re-print Buck book

        Lobby government and text book companies to add Cherry Mine Disaster references to history text book

                              Securing the Walter Waite home and restoring


                              Securing a sample “company house” and restoring house and yard to original conditions for educational /                        museum viewing purposes.


In order to achieve this goal of establashing a formal historical society, we believe we would need to identify one or two individuals who would have the pasion, tanasity, and time to pull it off.     The first steps would actually revolve around the creation of the formal society, solid membership drive, establishing dues, creating initial web site, identifying and installing initial board members.  


If you or someone you know would like to spearhead this initial effort, would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me.    “


Jack Rooney

Capitol Strategies, Inc.

2413 Heather Mill Court

Springfield, IL  62704

   Cell:   217.652.1645

   Fax:   217.546.5952

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