Miner Recollections are dramatic local stories, taken from history, of George’s Creek Valley Miners who perished in the coal mines. Glimpse the lives of our brave and hard-working ancestors who gave their lives to the coal mines, and the families they left behind.
These compelling articles are a collaboration of Polla Drummond Horn, Bucky Schriver, and Barb Armstrong and previously published in The Frostburg Express of The Cumberland Times-News.
They are very graciously shared with us here for all to enjoy. You may find one of your mining ancestors that will help in your own research.
Feel free to browse the stories listed below. You can also try our search feature or select common tags at left.
Joseph Mills perishes in a mining accident during the Depression
Two fatal tragedies on incline planes of local mines
Premature mining deaths leave families in poverty
The change is in the people and not in the land, despite all the digging and gouging
Army veteran and widower suffers mining accident at Big Savage Hard Clay Mine
Patrick was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery and a “Wild Irish Rose” was placed upon his grave
When they were about to achieve their goals, the Garlitz family was repeatedly hit with misfortune.
Motivation, ingenuity, perseverance, and resilience demonstrated by family struck by tragedy
Three different accidents claim the lives of men by the name of Joseph Mills
Young father leaves behind widow and ten children behind in Vale Summit