Exhibit honoring Fraterville Mine disaster opening in East Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A new exhibit showcasing the history of the Coal Creek Community is opening at Norris Dam State Park.

The exhibit will be at the Lenoir Museum, which is part of interpretive programming at Norris Dam State Park, starting Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The opening marks the 120th anniversary of the Fraterville Mine disaster, which is considered one of the worst mining accidents in US history. Charles Winfrey, an expert on the local mining history, will give a presentation for the opening.

 

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