Coal Glen mine disaster

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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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Coal Glen Mine Disaster website

UNC Library: This Month in North Carolina History: The Coal Glen Mine Disaster

WRAL News Video of the Coal Glen Disaster

Find A Grave page with list of the dead and known burial locations

Coordinates: 35°33′28″N 79°12′32″W / 35.5578°N 79.2089°W / 35.5578; -79.2089