Roger Meade

The man who hoped to save Tremont

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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.

Roger Meade

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