Coal Glen mine disaster
The Coal Glen Mine Disaster was a coal mine explosion that occurred on May 27, 1925, in Coal Glen, Oakland Township, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA. It is located just north of the city of Sanford, North Carolina. Fifty-three miners died. Attempts at re-opening the mine were made sporadically until the 1950s, but were never financially viable. The mine was permanently closed in 1951.
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