Palos, Alabama No 3 Coal Mine Explosion, May 1910

The difficulty of the rescue work tonight is enhanced by the stygian darkness. There are no lights except miners’ lamps and a few lanterns. The mining village of Palos is all excitement tonight and the wives, daughters and friends of the entombed men present a pitiful sight as they stand above the bank of the river on the opposite side from the mine wringing their hands and crying.