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Mine Subsidence
Date: 10/4/2010 Album ID: 1089541
A collection of images from the Times-Tribune Archives showing mine subsidence in the early part of the 20th Century.
A surface settling caused by a mine cave in the National colliery workings of D.L.& W Railroad Co.. wrecked the double residence and store of Martin Lavelle corner of Birney Ave and Campbell St. Times-Tribune Archives Aug 2, 1919
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Returning from the National Breaker of the D,L & W Railroad in Minooka Wednesday, June 8, 1921 a large three-ton truck, owned by John J Osborne of South Irving Ave and driven by his Michael, crashed through the roadway and into the underground workings of the National Mine. Luckily Michael Osborne escaped injury. Times-Tribune Archives
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The family of Martin Lowry, at the corner of Colliery and Sanders Sts, were compelled to leave their home after a mine cave opened up underneath their home. Times Tribune Archives Nov. 29, 1926
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The family of Martin Lowry, at the corner of Colliery and Sanders Sts, were compelled to leave their home after a mine cave opened up underneath their home. Times Tribune Archives Nov. 29, 1926
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The Times staff photographer was among 5,000 people who watched last night in the 300 block of Luzerne Street the rescue operations which finally saved the lives of William Williams and Ralph Massankiel, both of West Scranton. Times-Tribune Archives Aug. 30, 1930
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Crowd gathered at the scene of the entombment of two Glen Adlen Coal Co workers, William Williams and Ralph Massankiel, on the 300 block of Luzerne St. The picture was snapped just as Ralph Massankiel was being taken from the bottom of the mine cave in which both men were trapped by a slide of earth. Times-Tribune Archives August 28, 1930
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William Williams of West Scranton with the ropes from a block and tackle strung about his waist as he was being gradually dug out of the mine subsidence in the 300 block of Luzerne Street. Times-Tribune Archives Aug. 30, 1930
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Mrs. M.J Martin, wife of M.J Martin, prominent local attorney, narrowly escaped death or injury by being engulfed in a mine cave which occurred in the 600 block of Madison Ave on December 3, 1931. The cave hole can be seen at the lower left of the picture. The men at the right of the photo are Scranton Railway and Scranton-Spring Brook Wtaer Service company workers, whose survey of the cave disclosed that it extended beneath the street almost as far as the trolley tracks in the center of the roadway. Times-Tribune Archives
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Damage to one of the homes at North Sumner Ave and Pettebone St caused by a mine subsidence. Times-Tribune Archives May 12, 1919
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Depth of one mine subsidences along North Sumner Ave and Pettebone St. Broken wood pillars at bottom of the pit are clearly seen from the surface. Times-Tribune Archives May 12, 1919
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Damaged caused by a mine subsidence in the home of J.W. Prosser at 600 N. Sumner Ave. Times-Tribune Archives May 5, 1919
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Corner of Pettebone St and Sumner Ave where a mine subsidence opened up on May 5, 1919. Times-Tribune Archives
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The picture shows the havoc wrought early on August 10, 1927 in the front yard of 327 Railroad Ave by a huge mine cave which occurred over the Glen Alden Coal company mine workings. Times-Tribune Archives Aug. 10, 1927
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Interior view of the mammoth pothole that opened up in the front yard of 327 Railroad Ave. You can see the tops of two telephone poles carried down the hole and a broken water main. Times-Tribune Archives Aug. 10, 1927
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