Complainte de Springhill, La (The Lament of Springhill)

DESCRIPTION: French. February 21, 1891: In Nova Scotia you will never forget the underground devastation in the Springhill mine. We are told that one hundred and thirty appeared before God.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage grief death mining disaster
Feb 21, 1891 - Springhill Disaster
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Creighton-Maritime, p. 183, "La Complainte de Springhill" (1 text, 1 tune)

cf. "Springhill Mine Disaster (1891)" (subject)
NOTES [89 words]: February 21, 1891: Springhill Coal Mine explosion kills 125 men. (Source: our roots/nos racines (Canada's local histories online) Story of the Springhill Colliery Explosion: comprising a full and authentic account of the great coal mining explosion at Springhill Mines, Nova Scotia, February 21st, 1891, including a history of Springhill and its collieries by R.A.H. Morrow.) - BS
This was not the last disaster in the Springhill coal mines; Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl documented the 1958 tragedy in "Springhill Mine Disaster." - RBW
File: CrMa183

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