First Edition Memoirs

Living History: The Finley Mine Disaster of 1970


Follow the link above for an article about the Finley Mine Disaster, which happened 45 years ago. The first personal history I helped to write was that of a gentleman who witnessed the aftermath of the Finley disaster in his Eastern Kentucky community and wrote a blistering article about the negligence of the mine owners for a local newspaper. So striking how much more immediate and real history seems when you hear about it from an eyewitness…