VIDEO - SITE OF THE 1885 #1 SLOPE MINE
DISASTER -
 HONEY POT, PA

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In September 2018, Nanticoke Historical Society member Mike Stachowiak escorted Society Information Officer, John Sherrick and Newsletter Editor Judith Minsavage to the entrance of the Susquehanna Coal Company's #1 Slope Mine in Honey Pot, PA., the site of the December 1885 Mine Disaster. At the beginning of the video, Mike explains how many feet beyond the beginning of the alley, just off of River Street, the miners are entombed. Walking toward the site of the main entrance, they pass a motor house that would have pulled the mine cars up from deep below the surface.  The alley leads to a clearing that once held the entrance to the mine.