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Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886With mining operations beginning in 1891The method of mining was room and pillarAt a depth of 620 feetHaulage was by mule and motorOn Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mineClaimed the lives of these menM…
This is the site of the Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster which on December 24, 1932, took the lives of all 54 miners entering the mine that day. The Moweaqua Coal Mine was Shelby County's largest. An unprecedented drop in barometric pressure allowed me…
Left Section In 1863, Ohio Governor David Tod believed that Lincoln needed a cavalry body-guard. Governor Tod requested one volunteer from each county in Ohio to serve on special duty. Guernsey County, in east-central Ohio supplied Ephraim Adam…