On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Monongah Mine Disaster

The worst mining disaster in American history occurred on December 6, 1907, when an underground explosion at Monongah in Marion County killed 362 miners.

Learn more:
"All Hope Is Gone" (Monongah Mine Disaster)
"Scenes Around Mines Just After Disaster" (Monongah Mine Disaster)
List of Miners Killed at Monongah
Testimony Concerning the Monongah Mine Disaster
"The Monongah Catastrophe"
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: December