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Pursglove No. 2 mine on Scott's Run, Monongalia County


On July 9, 1942, an explosion at the Pursglove #2 mine in Monongalia County killed twenty coal miners.

Learn more:
"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