March 3rd, 2010
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, there was a commemoration / dedication ceremony in honor of the 26 men that died during the Scotia Coal Mining disaster on March 9 & 11, 1976. The ceremony began at 10 am at the Scotia Employees Association building on Hwy 119 at Ovenfork (approximately 12 miles north of Cumberland). During this event, a historical marker was placed at this site adjacent to the former Scotia Coal Company property. Approximately 300 people attented.
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