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CANCELLED – The Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909; Jim Gibbons

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Program brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the November 13, 1909 Illinois Cherry Mine Disaster. Of the estimated 481 men and boys that went into the mine that day, 259 of them lost their lives. The Cherry Mine Disaster is ranked among the top three mining disasters in our nation’s history due to loss of life and ranked number one by the United States Department of Labor due to fire.

Jim Gibbons has been researching history since he was in college. Using his slogan, “Life is no mystery when you know your history,” he has a passion for retelling historical stories. Jim’s goal is to not only teach the important parts of history, but to point out that if history’s warnings are heeded, mankind stands to have a brighter future.

Please register; no library card required.


January 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm