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A new highway historical marker will commemorate the May 27, 1925 Coal Glen Mine Disaster where 53 men were counted as lost. Ben Dixon MacNeill, who worked for several North Carolina newspapers, including The News and Observer, captured images of the scene. These are part of the Ben Dixon MacNeill Photographic Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill Wilson Library. Teresa Leonard tleonard@newsobserver.com
A new highway historical marker will commemorate the May 27, 1925 Coal Glen Mine Disaster where 53 men were counted as lost. Ben Dixon MacNeill, who worked for several North Carolina newspapers, including The News and Observer, captured images of the scene. These are part of the Ben Dixon MacNeill Photographic Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill Wilson Library. Teresa Leonard tleonard@newsobserver.com

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UPDATED June 02, 2017 01:28 PM

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Past Times

About Past Times

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.