The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Two Weeks Under – The Sheppton Mine Disaster/Miracle

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By James A. Goodman

The Author tells the 1963 Sheppton mine cave-in story with new insight and fervor as he answers some of the long and burning questions surrounding this tragic, yet miraculous event. What was the petition of the Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Mines and Mineral Industries asking the court to do? Did the UMWA attempt to make a political football of the operation, or were they responsible for turning a recovery operation into a rescue operation? Did Fellin and Throne hallucinate, or did they see Pope John XII and the blue lights? “Anybody who looked down that slope after the cave-in would not believe it possible that anyone could have survived.” – Andy Drebitko