Updated: Jul 10
July 8, 2022
Vintage West Virginia
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"