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Red Ash Island Cemetery

A small stream flowing from the New River has created an isolated patch of land dubbed Red Ash Island. Here, you’ll find gravestones marking the burial places of miners who died in the nearby mines. Observing the amount of gravestones will make you realize how dangerous life in the mines was. 

The small cemetery contains the remains of those who perished in the Red Ash, Rush Run, and Echo mine disasters. There are also five larger headstones with dates from the early 1900s, including those for a husband, wife, and children who were victims of smallpox.


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