mining explosion Dec 81 topmost ky

mining explosion Dec 81 topmost ky

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#1 Jan 5, 2013
I want info about the explosion but would also love to hear from those who worked there and survived would like to hear stories of their lives before and after the explosion i was so young that i dont have very many memories of my dad and would love to know about his life at the mines
Son of one of the miners

Hindman, KY

#2 Jan 5, 2013
What do you need to know? Another question which one are you?
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#3 Jan 5, 2013
I visited the area yesterday and just wanted to know more about who the men were not just miners i know alot of times when you work as a group youget to know people i guess what im looking for is a peek into my dads life while working my dads name is tommy centers
Slone

Hindman, KY

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Hey Bob Slone was my dad. Needing info I hope all is ok. I have some info on the explosion like news paper clippings. I am unable to remember much because I was 4. But I am good friends with someone who worked hand to hand with our mothers. If you have face book look me up. April Slone Sandlin. I hope I can get you what u need.
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#5 Jan 5, 2013
Would love the info will look you up thanks in advance

“Me of course ”

Since: Jan 09

Good O'l Knott Co.

#6 Jan 6, 2013
Remember that day all to well, sad day
Son of one of the miners

Hindman, KY

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Very sad
Oh yeah

Jackson, KY

#8 Jan 7, 2013
I was dating one of the miners..And my dad had just came out of that mine...Heartbreaking day
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#9 Jan 7, 2013
T hurts to talk about it but as my children get older i want to let them know about my dad and the men he worked with and was friends with i went to the bathhouse there and its nearly gone would luke to know who owns the land so that maybe i could get their permission to do a small memorial to those miners and the mine families including the survivors because the ones i have contacted say that part of them died there that day also
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#10 Jan 7, 2013
Son of one of the miners do you mind if i ask who your father was if you dont want to answer here i understand if anyone would like to contact me to share stories pucs memories or just talk you can contact me at 1coalminersdaughter71@gmail.co m
Mee

Hindman, KY

#11 Jan 7, 2013
needing info wrote:
T hurts to talk about it but as my children get older i want to let them know about my dad and the men he worked with and was friends with i went to the bathhouse there and its nearly gone would luke to know who owns the land so that maybe i could get their permission to do a small memorial to those miners and the mine families including the survivors because the ones i have contacted say that part of them died there that day also
The mine was on up the holler above the bathhouse about a 1/4 mile on left.
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#12 Jan 7, 2013
Thank you Mee are you from the area and if so would you be willing to meet and kind of walk me through the area or maybe tell me more about it i say a place a little past a cemetery on the hill where there was a old trailor on the right was the mines close to there
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Jackson, KY

#13 Jan 8, 2013
The property there is probably still owned by the Barney Slone heirs.
Family

Hindman, KY

#14 Jan 8, 2013
I think a Memorial would be great! I had an Uncle die in that explosion.
Mee

Hindman, KY

#15 Jan 8, 2013
There used to be an old trailer on right at spot where mine was it was right beside road. When you pass bathhouse it be the first level spot on your right with an old trailer on it. I could meet you next week an show you just where it was I worked there before it happened Had just moved to another mine for same Co. a week before it happened .
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#16 Jan 8, 2013
Mee i would love to meet you i will contact you back and find out what day would be good for you thank you so much so did you work with and know my dad or were you on a different shift
I am glad you in another mines and that you were kept safe thanks for the responses does anyone know how to contact barney slones heirs
isame

Stone, KY

#17 Jan 8, 2013
Barneys family have moved away or died off. Im Bob Slones son. Barney was my great uncle or cousin. The land in question does still belong to some of our family. My mother would know for sure. The cemetery is our family cemetery. My dad was the Forman of the mine when it exploded! The mine itself has been covered up and 3 trailers stand in front of it.
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#18 Jan 8, 2013
Isame would you ask your mother about the property and let her know she can contact me if she doesnt mind i would love to talk to her and thank you for replying
Slone

Hindman, KY

#19 Jan 8, 2013
The mines face was located almost directly across from the grave yard. Sad my dad died just feet from where we buried him. A memorial would be great. I had talked to Randy about a county one and he agreed and my understanding of it was the county approved it. But nothing has ever been done. I had tried previously to work with another wife of a deceased miner to set up a reunion but could not get it together. Memorial would be great. I think once my mom said ur dad Tommy Centers was Kim to my dad. Not sure though. I will contact a cousin of mine and see if she knows for sure who has that property.
Slone

Hindman, KY

#20 Jan 8, 2013
Sherman Bryant owns the property and lives there in one of the trailers and his brother lives in the other.

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