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siltix mine marker

The highway marker commemorating the Siltix Mine Disaster is located at the intersection of W.Va. Rt. 211 and W.Va. Rt. 16 in Mount Hope, Fayette County.

A new highway marker is being dedicated in Mount Hope to commemorate the Siltix Mine Disaster, which killed seven miners on July 23, 1966.

The public is invited to attend the marker’s unveiling on Friday, which is the 55th anniversary of the explosion. A service will be held to honor the families of the men killed in the disaster. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the marker, which is located at the intersection of W.Va. Rt. 211 and W.Va. Rt. 16 in Mount Hope, Fayette County.

Catherine Caudill is the Gazette-Mail’s digital editor. She can be reached at catherine.caudill@wvgazettemail.com.

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