70th Anniversary of Franklin County Mine Explosion to Be Remembered in West Frankfort

70th Anniversary of Franklin County Mine Explosion to Be Remembered in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the Orient #2 Mine Explosion that killed 119 coal miners in Franklin County.  

The miners will be honored tonight at 7 p.m.at a memorial service at First Christian Church in West Frankfort.

To learn more about the Orient #2 Mine Explosion, visit westfrankfort-il.com, click on History, then Mine Disaster of 1951.

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