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Scranton, PA Mine Cave In, Feb 1904


Ground Settled Over an Abandoned Mine Leaving a Large Opening on Surface.

Scranton, Pa., Feb. 27.---Another mine cave-in occurred this evening at North Scranton at the corner of Court Street and North Main avenue, which caused an opening in the surface 50 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep. The house of Mrs. Francil was partially undermined and threatens to topple over at any moment. This is the sixth cave-in in seven days on the west of the river. There is fear that the settling will become general in this territory and many properties will be damaged. Bobbing pillars in abandoned workings is blamed for the settling.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 28 Feb 1904

article | by Dr. Radut