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Springhill Mining Disaster: A widow's story

In the 1950s, the town of Springhill, N.S., was devastated by two of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. An explosion in 1956 killed 39 miners, and another 74 died in the "bump" of 1958. Despite much hardship, the people of Springhill have shown a will to survive that is tougher than coal.

 A miner's widow talks about her life.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Oct. 28, 1958
Guest: Mrs. Lloyd Reese
Host: Maria Barrett, John O'Leary
Interviewer: Lillian England
Duration: 7:00

Last updated: September 4, 2013

Page consulted on March 11, 2014

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