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Monday, November 02, 2009

THE CHERRY MINE DISASTER

Now through March 31, 2010

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened our latest exhibit on November 1, 2009 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Mine Disaster.

On November 13, 1909, a fire broke out at the St. Paul Coal Mine in Cherry, Illinois that claimed the lives of 259 men and boys.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

HOURS: Monday–Friday—9am-5 pm
WHERE: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois

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