Spirit of Springhill: Miners, Wives, Widows, Rescuers & Their Children Tell True Stories of Springhills Coal Mining Disasters Cheryl McKay

ISBN: 9780615990347

Published: April 13th 2014

Paperback

134 pages


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Spirit of Springhill: Miners, Wives, Widows, Rescuers & Their Children Tell True Stories of Springhills Coal Mining Disasters  by  Cheryl McKay

Spirit of Springhill: Miners, Wives, Widows, Rescuers & Their Children Tell True Stories of Springhills Coal Mining Disasters by Cheryl McKay
April 13th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 134 pages | ISBN: 9780615990347 | 4.73 Mb

Springhill, Nova Scotia, a tiny town with a tremendously courageous spirit.In the 1950s, tragedy struck the mining town of Springhill not once, but three times:The 1956 ExplosionThe 1957 Main Street FireThe 1958 BumpThe Explosion took the lives ofMoreSpringhill, Nova Scotia, a tiny town with a tremendously courageous spirit.In the 1950s, tragedy struck the mining town of Springhill not once, but three times:The 1956 ExplosionThe 1957 Main Street FireThe 1958 BumpThe Explosion took the lives of 39 miners. The Main Street Fire wiped out many of the family-owned businesses.

The Bump, an underground earthquake, took the lives of 75 good men of Springhill.Springhill became known as everything from The Hard Luck Town to Miracle Town.Those miracles are the heart of this book.Springhill is a place with strong resilience, despite the tragedies that tried to take her down.

The miracles that happened are nothing short of astounding, to see the hand of God show up and rescue men whom the entire town thought were dead.In Spirit of Springhill, you will experience the town through first-person accounts of what happened back in the 1950s from the point of view of survivors and their wives, from victims widows and orphans, from children of rescued miners, and miners who risked their lives to be on the rescue teams.Springhill remains an inspiration to all who hear about it. This chronicle from the voices of the people of Springhill will help us preserve their history for generations to come.Their stories should not be forgotten.



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