(L to R) Stanley McClanahan, Bill Hornsby, Marvin Fitzpatrick and Wayne Hornsby gather for photos in front of the brand new monument built to honor the 112 men who died and the 54 that survived when a massive explosion occurred in the Layland #3 mine March 2, 1915 during a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon. Each lost relatives in the blast. McClanahan's great uncle, Homer Goddard, was one of the victims. Cousins Bill and Wayne Hornsby lost their great uncle James Hornsby in the disaster. However, Fitzpatrick lost a grandfather, a great uncle and several cousins, while another uncle survived the accident only to lose his life in another mine explosion two years later.
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