Belle Isle Salt Mine Memorial

Belle Isle Salt Mine Memorial (HM1MGQ)

Location: Franklin, LA 70538 St. Mary Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 48.478', W 91° 32.239'

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Side A
On March 5, 1968 fire broke out in the Belle Isle Salt Mine in St. Mary Parish. Twenty-one men were trapped 1200 feet underground with their only escape engulfed in flames. Coal miners from Kentucky flew in to help with the attempted rescue. It was not to be.

This memorial is dedicated to these twenty-one men who lost their lives, to the rescue men who risked their lives, to the other miners who died at Belle Isle and to all the families who suffered loss.

Gone....but not forgotten.
In Their Memory —— March 14, 1998

Side B
Clifford James Benoit
Michael Joseph Boudreaux
Luke Milton Boutte
Roy P. Byron
John Henry Christensen, Jr.
Louis Roy Frilot
Paul J. C. Granger
Wilbur Garfield Jenkins.
Minos J. Langlinais, Jr.
Alcide Olivier, Jr.
Arthur J. Olivier, Jr.
Dallas Anatole Olivier
Percy Joseph Peltier
Hilton Joseph Primeaux
Dennis T. Romero
Leroy Sanchez
Burnice Homer Smith
Harris Joseph Touchet
Harry Joseph Touchet
Leroy Trahan
Chester Joseph Vice

Paul Richard Collins
Donald Mayon, Sr.
Amedee Charles Olivier
Adam Sampay
Herman Zimmerman

Various Years
Joseph M. Culter - 1969
Earl Dennis Schannette - 1969
Wilson Jones - 1974
Rigsby Babineaux - 1975
David Marks, Jr - 1981
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Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 641351 N 3298403
Decimal Degrees29.80796667, -91.53731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.478', W 91° 32.239'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 28.68" N, 91° 32' 14.34" W
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Area Code(s)337, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-90 Frontage, Franklin LA 70538, US
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