Author Steve Stout on Illinois history: The Cherry Mine Disaster

A still from the results of the Cherry Mine Disaster (

After having just discovered the town, Cherry, yesterday, Bill and Wendy recruit author Steve Stout to educate them on the historical landmark. Hundreds of children lost their lives while working in the Cherry mine shaft, an event now known as the Cherry Mine Disaster. Steve has authored The Starved Rock Murders and Black Damp: Story of the Cherry Mining Disaster.