PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Historical Society was transported back in time to the 19th century on Sunday, as roughly a hundred people gathered on the site of the Avondale Mine Disaster to remember those lost in the tragic fire 150 years ago. “This is a great rurnout, this is something special,” said Stephen Kondrad, president of the Plymouth Historical Society. Kondrad’s wife, Mary Beth, served as the hostess of the proceedings. She is descended from a number of victims of the Avondale mine disaster. Kondrad opened the proceedings with a welcome and his opening remarks before turning the microphone over to Don Shappelle and Don Sennett, who played a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace,” encouraging the crowd to sing along. Georgetta Potoski, the chairwoman of the board for the historical society, spoke next, offering some facts and figures about the men involved in the disaster. “We are remembering the lives of men who died bravely on our behalf, in the act of working for better lives for their families,” Potosky said. On Sept. 6, 1869, a huge fire erupted in the Avnodale mine shaft, just off of what is now U.S. Route 11 in Plymouth. One hundred and ten miners, mainly adult men bu...