On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Newspaper headline

On October 28, 1958, an explosion at the Oglebay Norton's Burton coal mine in Nicholas County resulted in the deaths of fourteen miners.

Learn more:
"13 Perish As Explosion Rips Nicholas Coal Mine"
Testimony Regarding Burton Mine Explosion
"Dear Subscribers" (Oglebay-Norton Mine Explosion)
Map of the Oglebay-Norton Mine Explosion
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: October