For Immediate Release
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Eight King’s College students, under the direction of history department faculty members Daniel Clasby and Thomas Mackaman, have conducted extensive research on the 1919 Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster in Wilkes-Barre.
The research effort was undertaken in response to a request to King’s from the Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s office for assistance. The Mayor’s office was contacted by Katie Laverly, a local resident whose two uncles were among the 92 miners killed in the incident.
The research has included information directly related to the incident as well as general information about 1919 Wilkes-Barre. The group did complete an application for a state historical marker and presented their findings at the annual conference of the State Historical Society held recently in Harrisburg.
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Pictured, seated, from left are King’s students Debra Gross, Jennifer Momenzadeh, Tiffani Prescott, and Patricia Streeter. Pictured standing, from left, is Dr. Thomas Mackaman, assisstant professor of history; students Michael Deangelo, Anthony Cardone, Kevin Prior, and Emily Winters; and Dr. Daniel Clasby, assistant professor of history.