Johnstown, PA
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Johnstown, PA
Collier's Weekly - July 26 1902 Cover
THE TRAGEDY AT THE JOHNSTOWN MINES

This ill-fated city, devastated by flood in 1889, was again plunged into mourning on July 10 by an appalling disaster in the Rolling Mill Mine of the Cambria Steel Company. A tremendous explosion of fire-damp, followed by deadly waves of after-damp, killed more than one hundred miners. Among the dead were many who lost their lives in trying to save their comrades. A volunteer relief party was formed, led by the physicians of Johnstown, the Cambria Company's mining engineer, the State Mine Inspector and the Mine Superintendent. The photograph shows these doctors and mine officials in coal cars, ready for the descent into the dangerous corridors of the under-earth, to rescue the living and bring forth the dead - work requiring the utmost courage and bravery.

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