Monday, February 25, 2013

Knox Mine Disaster Memorial
Date: 1/21/2013 Album ID: 1598486
Photos by Bill Tarutis
Joe Chesla of West Nanticoke videos the ceremony marking the 54th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster at the monument in Jenkins Township on Sunday morning.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Knox Memorial Committee Chair Sam DeAlba, right, and monument caretaker John Baloga offer remarks after laying a wreath at the memorial in Jenkins Township.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Knox Mine Disaster survivor Bill Hastie, 93, of West Pittston, stands near the historical marker.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Survivor Bill Hastie, 93, of West Pittston, talks about his experience on January 22, 1959, at the Baloga Funeral Home in Jenkins Township.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Jim Blaum of Shavertown uses his cell phone to video Bill Hastie recount his experience during the Knox Mine Disaster on January 22, 1959.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Good Shepherd Academy eighth graders Matthew Blaum, left, and Michael Lyons, right, and his father Joe Lyons, listen to Bill Hastie for a school project.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Bill Hastie, left, tells of his experience during the Knox Mine Disaster to Michael Lyons, Joe Lyons, Jim Blaum, and Matthew Blaum for a school project at the Baloga Funeral Home Sunday morning.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Local artist Sue Hand of Dallas, right, Monica Ogin of Lily Lake, and Mark Raphael of Shavertown listen at the Knox Mine Disaster commemoration.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration Committee member Bill Best, left, describes the events of January 22, 1959, at the disaster site along the Susquehanna River on Sunday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration Committee member Bill Best describes the events of January 22, 1959, at the disaster site along the Susquehanna River on Sunday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Mining historian Carl Orechovsky of Old Forge respons to a question at the Knox Mine Disaster site.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Mike Pryor of Duryea, left, Nora Philbin, 6, and Ed Philbin of Port Griffith walk back to their cars from the Knox Mine Disaster site on Sunday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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