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October 5

Jokerville Mine Explosion

Added by yongli on 01/21/2021 - 13:35, last changed on 06/17/2021 - 07:27
On January 24, 1884, the Jokerville Mine outside of Crested Butte was full of methane gas and exploded, killing fifty-nine workers. As the third-deadliest mine disaster in Colorado history, the Jokerville explosion demonstrated the dangers of coal mining, even as coal was an essential industry for...
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