Pittsburgh History is all about who we are and where we came from. Some of the information conveyed here may have been heard before while other stories are unknown and obscure. Either way, this blog is packed full of drama, intrigue, mystery, comedy, tragedy, and romance. The history of Pittsburgh has all of these elements and so does this blog Pittsburgh History!
About the author:
Daniel J. Burns is a retired police officer and freelance writer specializing in local history. He has published the books Duquesne, Pittsburgh's Rivers, Bedford and Its Neighbors and Homestead and the Steel Valley. An instructor at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh teaching the class "Undiscovered Pittsburgh," Daniel also speaks at community organizations, schools and historical societies on just about everything Pittsburgh.
In 1907, 27 miners were killed in an explosion in the Naomi Mine in Fayette City, Washington County. Those miners were buried in the Mt. Aubern Cemetery on the top of the hill in Fayette City. They are interred in a special section with a dedication marker to those who lost their lives in the disaster over a century ago. Unfortunately that section, as with much of the rest of the cemetery, is seemingly forgotten. It is very much overgrown, markers and headstones have fallen, are broken and in disrepair.