Daniel Boone Mine Disaster

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30pm. Local storyteller Ann Roseberry will skillfully weave a tale about her family’s experiences in the coal mines of Hopkins County.

In her talk “In Coal Mining Country,” Ann Roseberry combines an account of the Daniel Boone Mine Disaster of October 27, 1941 in Hopkins County and her family’s personal narrative of that event. Did her grandmother’s premonition or second sight keep her grandfather from being among the dead that day? She also tells the story of her paternal grandfather and his long and hard life in the mines of Western Kentucky. Did a random act of kindness save him on the day when a section of the mine collapsed?

Ann Roseberry is a member of the Kentucky Storytelling Association. You may also know her as Ms. Sugar Plum Elf, Lady Bug Roseberry, Mother Gooseberry, and the Queen of Halloween!