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Monongah, Marion County (history)

John Wade, Jr. was the first owner of the land where Monongah now sits. Early names for the town were Briartown and then Camdensburg, for Senator Johnson N. Camden. The post office was first known as Clarkson.

Monongah, a coal-mining town, was the scene of a devastating mine explosion that killed 362 men on December 6, 1907. There's a monument to the miners - the Monongah Heroine Statue - honoring the wives and mothers of the victims of the Monongah Coal Mine Disaster.


Monongah, West Virginia (Wikipedia)

Monongah Mine Disaster, 1907 (WV Archives & History)


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