Posts Tagged ‘1891 Springhill Mining Disaster’

Springhill Mine Disaster (1891)

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Mrs. Ruth Metcalfe of Louisburg and Gabarus in Cape Breton sang this for folklore collector Helen Creighton.  Metcalfe said that she learned this song from local miners and “regrets that she…

La Complainte de Springhill

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

1891 Springhill Mine Disaster

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

On Saturday, February 21, 1891, at approximately 12:43 PM[1] a powerful explosion occurred in the No. 3 board off the No 7 balance in the No 1 mine in Springhill, Nova…