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May 15, 2014 3:58 PM

NC mine disaster claimed 53 lives in 1925

On the morning of May 27, 1925, three successive explosions were reported at the Carolina Coal Mine in the Deep River Coal Field near Sanford. For the next few days, The News & Observer listed the names of the men killed in the disaster and those still trapped in the mine. By the time rescue work was completed, 53 men were counted as lost.

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.

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