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 in the explosion. Attempts at re-opening the mine were made sporadically until the 1950s, but were never financially viable. The mine was permanently closed in 1951.
- 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
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