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Soup-er Sunday: Author Sally M. Walker
January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy soup and a program at Glidden Homestead!
Local author Sally M. Walker will present on her latest book: “Underground Fire: Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage in the Cherry Mine Disaster.”
Program begins at 12 p.m. $5 general admission, free for Glidden members. Soup is included.
On November 13, 1909, the coal miners of Cherry, Illinois, went to work, just like any other day. By late afternoon, smoke and fast-moving flames fill the mine’s underground tunnels more than 300 feet below the land’s surface. Hundreds of men were trapped underground. Over eight days, a tragic story unfolds. Alternating with aboveground rescue efforts and belowground terror, it is a tale of heroic rescue attempts, sacrifice, and a group of miners’ hope and absolute will to survive. Underground Fire is rich with archival photographs, primary source documents, and follow-up information about survivors, rescuers, and families