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Crerar-Clinch Coal Company
McClintock Mine Explosion

Johnston City, Illinois
January 25, 1924
No. Killed 33



From the Google News Archives:
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The saddest incident of the explosion was in the home of Mrs. Jesse Kaplinger, whose husband was killed in a mine twelve years ago.  His death left the widow with seven small children, and she struggled valiantly to raise and educate them.  Yesterday's explosion claimed the bread winners — Wilson, 19 and Clyde, 17.

Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 26, 1924



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