One Night on the Caribbean Queen
The man who hoped to save Tremont
Roger Meade was the man who was a partner in the Tremont Coal Company. He ran unsuccessfully against Kurtis Freeman in the Tremont election of 1860. In June of 1864 he led a posse of men back to Tremont to kill Kurtis Freeman and save the town. Setting off a barrel of dynamite in the Tremont Coal Mine where Freeman and his cult were taking refuge ignited the famous Tremont Coal Fire that burns to this day.