The Illustrated History of the Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909

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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, rescue, funerals and survivors. Many family stories are told for the first time. There are stories of horror and heroism. This book will surely captivate your interest!

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Greetings From Joliet: A Picture Postcard Look at Old Joliet

A high quality hardcover book, 256 pages, full color pictures of old postcards from Joliet's early years. Order this from the Joliet Area Historical Museum web site.


Greetings From Joliet: A Picture Postcard Look At Old Joliet by Author Jim Ridings
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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