the BIG BUMP at Number 2
by Carol Marlene Smith
The most severe bump in North American mining history, where 74 died and 100 survived, is a heart wrenching tale of survival and endurance.
Susan’s brother and her friend’s father are miners.Both miners were to work the afternoon shift, in which the Big Bump occurred.
Susan’s account of events just after the Bump gives insight into what it was like to live in a small coal mining town.