"The Illustrated History of the Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909" is now available!

One of the most deadly coal mine disasters in American history happened on November 13, 1909, at Cherry, Illinois. A total of 259 men and boys were killed in a coal mine fire. The new book contains more than 400 pictures of the event, the rescue, the funerals, and victims and survivors. Many family stories are told for the first time. There are stories or horror and heroism. This is a book that will captivate your interest!

Jim Ridings is an award winning  Investigative Author in Illinois.  He has written and published more than 20 books of local Illinois history.  

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