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The Drummond Colliery Disaster

The Drummond Colliery Disaster

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"The Second or Great Explosion from the Slopes." This image was published in the Canadian Illustrated News, 31 May 1873, p. 345. The explosion at the Westville mine in Pictou County on 13 May 1873, killed sixty men and boys. Debris was hurled great distances and the explosions and fire continued over several days.

Date: 1873

Artist: E.J. Russell

Reference:   Nova Scotia Archives  Library: O/S F80 C16n

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