West Frankfort memorials

Above we see the origial memorial in West Frankfort’s Coal Miners Memorial Park.

Through a funding campaign underway at the Old King Coal Festival in May 2019, by July 4, 2020 West Frankfort had raised enough money to inaugurate this $40,000 memorial to the victims of the Orient No. 2 disaster of 1951, inscribed with the names of each victim. That memorial is located in the Coal Miners Memorial Park in downtown West Frankfort.