Centralia, IL Coal Mine Disaster, March 1947
The video below was submitted by Becky Wheeler, whose great great Grandfather was Pietro Ballantini. Her son made it for a history Fair Project on the Centralia Mine Disaster. His project advanced to the next level of competition at Carbondale. His project scored a perfect score (200) and a Superior First Place ranking. He completed the video to sit in front of his project. The song, "The Dying Miner" was written by Woody Guthrie and published May 1947. The letters he read from the dying miners was his inspiration. This video is very moving.
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