On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Barrackville, Marion County
Barrackville, Marion County

On the night of March 17, 1925, an explosion in the Bethlehem Mine No. 41 at Barrackville killed 33 coal miners.

Learn more:
Barrackville Mine Disaster: Mine Inspection Report
Barrackville Mine Disaster: Coroner's Inquest
"Fate of 34 Miners Unknown"
Barrackville Mine Disaster Relief Unit: Statement of Red Cross Receipts and Disbursements (Ms2003-076)

March 17: John Slack

On This Day in West Virginia History: March

West Virginia Archives and History