After the 1908 blast, the Wyoming state inspector blamed Union Pacific Coal Company's method of mining for the disaster. "We couldn't hear the explosion but they (mine officials) phoned us and told us to come out," he said.
miles north of Gunnison City, on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Their bodies were never recovered and the mine was abandoned.
Stebner, Charles M. Letters to Dear Dan.
Database and records searchable by surname. , (This list taken from Tom Rea, "Thunder under the House: The Hanna Mine Disasters"), Coordinates: 41°51′58″N 106°32′39″W / 41.86611°N 106.54417°W / 41.86611; -106.54417, Deadliest coal mine disasters in the United States, "Rocky Mountain heartland: Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming in the twentieth century", "1908 Hanna Mine Disaster Victims Buried In Hanna Cemetery In Unknown or Nameless Graves", "Thunder under the House: The Hanna Mine Disasters", Coal Mine Fatality Records for Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hanna Number One Mine, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hanna_Mine_disasters&oldid=934768505, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. GenDisasters is a genealogy site, compiling information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965. "We don't have any idea how the accumulation of gas occurred," he said.
The explosion was one of the most appalling in its consequences that ever occurred in a coal mine in this country.
 They are commemorated by a bronze statue in the Mines Museum of Earth Science, shown at right above, and by an information plaque placed near the site of the shaft at the west end of 12th Street in Golden by the Colorado School of Mines.
HENRY ANDERSON; JOHN WILLIAMS; M. T. STEWART; JOHN MARTIN; THOMAS ROGERS; JAMES O'NEIL; JACOB LANX; JOHN ANDERSON; JAMES WALSH; PETER BAKER; WILLIAM DAVIDSON; RICHARD JAMES; DAVID HUGHES; P. McMANUS; W. T. KING; JOHN CREELMAN; JOHN HULAR; THOMAS WILLIAMS; JOHN THANE; PATRICK BARRETT; JOHN McGREGOR; JOHN MYERS; F. W. SMITH; G. B. McHALSON; WILLIAM MARONEY; NICK PROBST; THOMAS LAFFEY; JOHN PRINCE; JAMES DRISCOLL; JAMES COUGHLIN; HENRY STEWART; B. HEFFRON; L. P. HEFFRON; W. L. JONES; JOHN DONNELLY; CARL RODENWALD; CHARLES STERLING; THOMAS ROBERTS; JIM McCOURT; FRED BECHT; IBER KING; JOSEPH WEISENBERG; H. DONEGAN; JOSEPH KRANST; JAMES F. STEWART, JR.; WILLIAM NEATH; MORGAN NEATH; THOMAS GLANCEY; JOHN RUTHERFORD; WILLIAM McCOWITT; A. M. GODFRED; DAN McDONALD; WILLIAM AUBREY; BEN JEFFRIES; and THOMAS STEWART. Kemmerer, Wyoming: Published by the author, 1981.
This is quite sufficient to fully supply the wants of the miners and keep the air perfectly pure, unless some accident happens to cut off or interfere with the supply. The Union Pacific Coal Company opened new mines in Hanna, hiring new miners. -- At 8 o'clock this morning a terrible explosion occurred at Crested Butte, in this county, in the coal mine of the Colorado Coal and Iron Company.  Recovery teams eventually removed 27 bodies, but another 32 were left in the mountain. The following are the names of 55 of the unfortunates, the other two were unobtainable: Approximately 40 men were in the mine when the explosion occurred. JOHN McNEIL, State Mine Inspector, left for the scene of the disaster this evening. The town of Crested Butte is in mourning. However, mining had occurred at the site since the 1870s.
The earliest of these occurred in 1889 at the White Ash mine near Golden.
The foreman climbed down a ladder to the 280 Foot Level where he "heard a great roaring, and knew that the mine was flooded".
", The Inspector noted that a mine dump on the surface was also on fire and, alternatively, that fire might have worked its way down into the barrier.. It was called "gouging", a system in which coal is mined immediately after the mine is opened, because it yields coal more quickly at the start of the operation.
It occurred in either chamber 1 or 2, just half an hour after the day force of 67 men had gone to work. MR. WENDALL had been living at New Castle and last summer ran an auto stage from New Castle to Raven. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. I have been looking for information on my great, great grandfather, Luigi Fuschino, who immigrated from Italy to Colorado to work in the coal mines in the early part of the 20th century. The Town Hall has been prepared for the reception of the dead.
Who lost their lives here on The cause of the explosion is not definitely known, but is supposed to have been from fire damp.
While one of the best producing mines in the country, its operation has always been attended with more or less apprehension and real danger. After 1908, the Union Pacific Coal Company permanently closed Mine #1. my E- mail is [email protected] LETS TALK. The men who were in the lower levels were terribly burned and mangled, and though most of the bodies have been recovered, identification proceeds very slowly.
The Hastings mine explosion was a fire at the Victor-American Fuel Company coal mine in Hastings, Las Animas County, Colorado, on April 27, 1917, in which 121 people died.
Colorado Mining Explosions and Accidents.
Redstone, Colo. (UPI) -- The bodies of 15 miners killed in an explosion deep inside a gassy Colorado coal mine were recovered Friday. GenDisasters is a genealogy site, compiling information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death.
Pages in category "Coal mining disasters in Colorado" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. The men were trapped by the deadly gas at 11:45 p.m. MST Tuesday, 15 minutes before their work shift was to end.
This mine is now but a tomb marked with a now rusty ribbon of an abandoned railroad line. I will print this article out so that my children can also know how their great, great grandfather (along with many other unfortunate men) died. Hi my name is Rob Labranch I live in Yerington NV. SMITH, M. MURPHY, R. NORTON, J. REED, FRANK McCANN, H. WOOD, IRA STARBUCK, GALE ASBESTA, LEO BANTA, E. STRONG, F. OBEATER, BERT BARTLE, JOHN ALLEN, WM. Thanks Rob. During the 125 years or so that coal mining played a significant role in our local economy, the region saw its share of deadly mine disasters.
The 1903 incident was Wyoming's worst coal mining disaster.
Air was pumped into the mine throughout the night, but by morning the men were presumed to have been drowned beneath 200 feet (61 meters) of water. Copyright ©2003-2019, All rights reserved.
By the time of the disaster it had been abandoned and was known to be filled with water. Ten escaped through the main slope after the explosion and ten others made their way to the surface through an adjoining mine. I had not been able to find any information on him until I ran into this story by accident after reading of the Virginia mine disaster.  Many bodies, recovered over the next year, are buried in the nearby Hanna Cemetery. GEORGE DUNLAP, 33. This is Charlie Stebner’s memoir about his family—Hugheses and Stebners—and about life in Hanna in the first half of the 20th century, including many photographs.
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