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The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster and Illinois Rescue and Relief Fund Work

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Salvatore De Sando On November 13, 1909, at the St. Paul Coal Company mine in Cherry, Illinois, a devastating fire trapped 300 miners, of which 259 workers, including U.S. citizens, immigrants, and children would perish. Meanwhile on campus, Illinois staff would respond to the disaster while international students raised money to help […]

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