On July 9, 1942, an explosion at the Pursglove #2 mine in Monongalia County killed twenty coal miners.
"Bodies of 20 Blast Victims Are Being Taken From Mine"
"Mine Officials Begin Hunt for Disaster Clues"
Map of Explosion Area, Pursglove Mine No. 2
Explosion Report, Pursglove Mine No. 2
"Casualties on the Homefront: Scotts Run Mining Disasters During World War II"
On This Day in West Virginia History: July