Monongah Disaster

Description: 

Mine disaster where 361 coal miners, many Italian immigrants, perished in a mine in Monongah, West Virginia on the 6th of December in the year 1907.

LocationMem: 
Monongah, West Virginia
Institution: 
West Virginia Historic Commission
Official/Unofficial: 
Official
Group Acknowledged: 
immigrants
Historical Subject: 

Italian immigrants (and immigrants from several other countries) as well as Americans who died in the worst mining disaster in American history.

Physical Aspects: 

A black and white sign which tells the basic facts of the disaster.

Date of Dedication: 
1962
Place Location: