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Quecreek miners, former governor kick off rescue reunion

Former Gov. Mark Schweiker (right), along with Quecreek miners Ron Hileman (left, in red) and Robert Pugh, Jr. (middle), are invited to the track for the opening ceremony at Jennerstown Speedway in Jennerstown on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Some of the miners, their families, and officials met for a reunion at the race track for the 20th anniversary of the rescue.

Former Gov. Mark Schweiker waved the green flag to start the races Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway Complex in Somerset County, but his duties also marked the start of the 20-year celebration of the rescue of the Quecreek miners.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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