Voices of the Knox Mine Disaster

Stories, Remembrances, and Reflections on the Anthracite Coal Industrys Last Major Catastrophe, January 22, 1959

By (author) Robert P. Wolensky, Kenneth C. Wolensky, Nicole H. Wolensky

Paperback - £17.95

Publication date:

15 November 2016

Length of book:

280 pages


The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

ISBN-13: 9780892711147

Relive the drama of the Knox Mine Disaster of January 22, 1959, through the voices of survivors, the victims’ families, contemporary newspaper accounts, and the literature and music generated by the tragedy. Read the poignant and often shocking first-person accounts of those who lived through one of the most devastating disasters in American mining history. This companion volume to the best-selling book The Knox Mine Disaster, published in 1999 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, also offers a detailed study on how the citizens of northeastern Pennsylvania have memorialized and remembered the last major catastrophe to strike Pennsylvania’s anthracite industry.