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carbon countys bearcreek and the smith mine disaster

carbon countys bearcreek and the smith mine disaster

Sep 30, 2015 · Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster. Posted on September 30, 2015. by carrollvanwest. Red Lodge prospered as a railroad/coal town because rich seams of coal existed all around it, especially to the east along Bear Creek, now followed by Montana 308. Active exploitation of these resources started at the beginning of the 20th century, and continued, on a significantly reduced …

remnants of the smith mine disaster red lodge, montana

remnants of the smith mine disaster red lodge, montana

Feb 23, 2015 · The town of Bear Creek in south-central Montana is home to the once prosperous Smith Mine #3 which is remembered today as the site of one of the worst mining disasters in …

ghostly site: the smith mine is a haunting legacy of a

ghostly site: the smith mine is a haunting legacy of a

Oct 24, 2020 · At a hillside cemetery in the nearby town of Bear Creek is a memorial to the 74 miners and the one rescuer who also died in the tragedy. Many were immigrants who had …

smith no. 3 mine explosion - mine disasters in the united

smith no. 3 mine explosion - mine disasters in the united

Montana Coal and Iron CompanySmith No. 3 Mine Explosion. Located between the towns of Bearcreek and Washoe, Carbon County, Montana. February 27, 1943. No. Killed - 74. Successful Rescue. As told in the book "Red Lodge Saga of a Western Area" by Shirley Zupan and Harry J. Owens, three miners were rescued from the Smith No. 3 mine disaster

bear creek - montana ghost town

bear creek - montana ghost town

In 1943, Montana's worst coal mining disaster at the nearby Smith mine took the lives of 74 men, many of whom lived in Bearcreek. The tragedy hastened the decline of the town. Many buildings in Bearcreek were moved to other communities or demolished, leaving haunting reminders of …

one of the worst mining disasters in american history

one of the worst mining disasters in american history

Nov 04, 2016 · You can see the ghostly site if you drive north from Bear Creek toward Red Lodge. The Smith Mining Disaster was extremely tragic. The few that escaped were lucky that the local community came together to help them and risk their own lives to look for survivors. Our big-hearted people are part of what makes Montana the best state in the country

darkest day: the bear creek mine disaster montana living

darkest day: the bear creek mine disaster montana living

Cemetery above Bear Creek, Montana, site of Montana's worst mining disaster By David Reese, Montana Living The town of Bearcreek, Montana, sits in a narrow draw just over a small ridge from Red Lodge. Cottonwood trees line the small creek, and only a few houses are scattered about. The town appears as …

bear creek, mt smith mine disaster, feb 1943

bear creek, mt smith mine disaster, feb 1943

Bear Creek, MT Smith Mine Disaster, Feb 1943. The Smith Mine disaster was the worst coal mining disaster in the State of Montana, and the 43rd worst in the United States, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). On February 27, 1943, at approximately 9:37 a.m., an explosion ripped through Smith Mine #3, a coal mine located between the towns of Bearcreek and …

montana's worst coal mine disaster marks 70 years since

montana's worst coal mine disaster marks 70 years since

On February 27, 1943, an explosion caused by a buildup of methane gas trapped 74 coal miners inside the Smith Mine near Bearcreek. It's believed that as many as 30 of the miners were killed by the

one spark: the 1877 lykens mine fire | wynning history

one spark: the 1877 lykens mine fire | wynning history

Jan 01, 2017 · Panic receded as the flames were checked and the fire drowned under the waters of Bear Creek. The Lykens Record put the estimates of damage and lost revenue at nearly $1 million. On March 2, 1877, officials declared the fire extinguished. Recovery work began shortly afterward

smith mine, bear creek 1.5 miles west of town of bear

smith mine, bear creek 1.5 miles west of town of bear

- Significance: In 1943 an explosion inside the Smith mine resulted in the death of 74 men making the mine the tragic site of the worst coal mine disaster in Montana history. The mine is also significant as one of the largest coal mines in Carbon County and one …

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