Rescue Party still recovering bodies from mine – The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

Rescue Party still recovering bodies from mine (Story from June 4 1902)- The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

  • Dec. 30, 2012 12:00 p.m.

June 4 1902

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The rescue party have added another half dozen to the list of bodies taken from the mine. This brings the total recovered to date up to 124. A number of the miners employed in the work still estimated that there are nine or ten bodies yet in the mine, others fix the total at not more than a half a dozen. How long before they will all be recovered it is hard to estimate. Those recovered during the week were: Alex Walker, John Owen, M. Fitzmainice, Willie McDonald, an unknown supposed to be Angus Gunn, a A Federico. A force of sixty or seventy men have been hard at work during the past week getting No. 1 mine ready for operation again and it is expected that coal will begin to come out on Monday.

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