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Spencer Mine Explosion

Pottsville, Pennsylvania
February 19, 1847
No. Killed - 7

Mine Explosion
Daily Sentinel & Gazette, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
March 8, 1847

On Friday afternoon as some of the miners who were employed in Spencer's mine at Pottsville, were probing the air with their lamps, the foul air ignited, when a most terrific explosion took place, killing 6 men, and dangerously injuring the seventh, who is not expected to live.

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