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Local Author Shares History Of Coal Mine Disaster In Mowequea

With the newly opened location for the Christian County Coal Mine Museum, it’s not secret that Christian County has a rich history in mining. What comes with coal mining is, unfortunately, disasters. There was one that happened in Mowequea. Local author and Coal Mine Museum Board Member Kevin Corley explains it all started when they tried to introduce technology. 



The disaster in Mowequa happened just as the Progressive Mine Workers of America were getting going, according to Corely. That meant they weren’t prepared to help.



Corley calls himself and accidental author, but he is able to consistently find new stories. Each story seems to come from his last. 



All the money from Corley’s books go towards education in some way, he does not take a profit. 



Corley appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.

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