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Cherry rememebers mine disaster 100 years later

Posted by wlpo on November 13, 2009

The people who worked in the Cherry Mine and were around 100 years ago are gone, but their many of their stories and memories have been preserved.

          Friday is the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Mine Disaster that left 259 men and boys dead.  The lives lost are being remembered with a weekend of educational activities and the dedication of a monument in Cherry.

          Bob McCook is the Village President. He’s not sure how many people will be stopping by.

          Events and exhibits will be with in walking-distance of each other at the Holy Trinity Hall, Cherry Grade School, the fire station and the library.  You’ll be able to catch a bus that will take you to the mine site.  The monument, which is being dedicated at 1pm Saturday, is south of the village building on Route 89.

           On Sunday, the library will be open and  there will be a parade to the cemetery and a memorial service at one.

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