Riding thru the old coal mining town you would never suspect it was once the scene of extreme carnage and grief or that it played its part in the worst industrial accident in the united states in 1907,
that is till you drive by the town hall and there you find the 3 monuments to the tragedy
6th of December 1907 in what would be the deadliest year ever for loss of coal miners lives.
4 miner escaped the mine but later died of injury's.
This was just one of many horrific story's to come out of this tragedy you will read when you do a google search of the disaster including the fact when they went back in to once again mine they would find body parts and just rebury them in the mine. The mining Company did not give one dam about the immigrants.
However it did lead to better enforced safety rules in mines and this lead to fewer deaths each year.
Mining today is by far safer than it ever has been and tragedy's like Farmington still happen when rules are ignored and not enforced.
:As a side note. Did you know that Pepperoni Rolls where invented by the coal miners of WV as a way to carry a nutritious lunch which held up in the mines instead of taking in a loaf of bread and sausage.