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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 if it were left by winter’s snow, the remnant of a season passed. But a few residents still ...

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Bear Creek, MT Smith Mine Disaster, Feb 1943 ...

Bear Creek Mine Disaster - shows photo of the Smith Mine, from bearcreekmt Other Articles You Might Be Interested In Shullsburg, WI Lead Mine Cave In, Feb 1943

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Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster ...

Sep 30, 2015  Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster. 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 ...

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Smith Mine disaster - Wikipedia

Smith Mine, Bearcreek, Carbon County, Montana. The Smith Mine disaster was the worst coal mining disaster in the U.S. 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 ...

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Bear Creek, MT Smith Mine Disaster - Miners Leave Note ...

Dec 29, 2009  Bear Creek, MT Smith Mine Disaster - Miners Leave Note. Submitted by June. Trapped Miners Leave Note on Death's Approach. Bearcreek, Mont., March 6 (AP).-Found chalked on a powder box in the depths of the Smith coal mine Saturday, a note "we hate to go but it can't be helped; it is going to be an easy death to die" - was the only word from ...

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Remnants of the Smith Mine Disaster – Red Lodge, Montana ...

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 American history. On ...

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Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster ...

Sep 30, 2015  Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster. 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 ...

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Remnants of the Smith Mine Disaster – Red Lodge, Montana ...

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 American history. On ...

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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.

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Ghostly site: the Smith Mine is a haunting legacy of a ...

Oct 23, 2020  Smith Mine Memorial in Bear Creek. ... The disaster led to changes in mine safety and in some ways also marked the beginning of the end for underground coal mining in Montana.

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Smith Mine Disaster Bear Creek - Images All Disaster ...

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Bearcreek explosion, Montana's worst coal mine disaster ...

Jul 05, 2021  Bearcreek explosion, Montana's worst coal mine disaster, was 70 years ago ... Possession of grizzly bear parts, since it is protected under

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75 years ago, the Smith Mine Disaster decimated the small ...

Jul 29, 2017  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

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Montana's worst coal mine disaster marks 70 years since ...

Feb 26, 2013  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

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One Of The Worst Mining Disasters In American History ...

Nov 04, 2016  Even so, with proper training and equipment, many of Montana’s miners have enjoyed a long, profitable career. Unfortunately, nothing could have prepared the people at Smith Mine #3 near Bearcreek for what happened in 1943. The Smith Mining Disaster was the

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Bear Creek - Montana Ghost Town

NAME: Bear Creek COUNTY: Carbon ROADS: 2WD GRID: 5 CLIMATE: Snow and icey in winter BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, summer and fall COMMENTS: This town more or less folded in the early 40's due to a coal mine disaster. There are a lot of mine shafts still there. There are a few people that have built houses there now, but a lot of old foundations still exist.

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Smith Mine, Bear Creek 1.5 miles West of Town of Bear ...

Photo, Print, Drawing Smith Mine, Bear Creek 1.5 miles West of Town of Bear Creek , Red Lodge, Carbon ... 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 which ...

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Foster Gulch Mine, Bear Creek 1 mile Southwest of Town of ...

- disasters - coal mining - coal mines ... Foster Gulch Mine, Bear Creek 1 mile Southwest of Town of Bear Creek, Red Lodge, Carbon County, MT. Carbon

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The Smith Mine Disaster of 1943 – near Red Lodge, Montana ...

The Smith Mine Disaster of 1943 – near Red Lodge, Montana MT.From the Billings, MT. Gazette, Feb 26, 2013:Saturday paid time-and-a-half at the Montana Coal a...

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Red Lodge - Bear Creek Coal - Geology of Wyoming

Little remains of the communities that flourished in the Bear Creek Valley during the coal mining boom. Most of the structures were either moved or demolished. The original Washoe Coal Company Mine office (Jeff McNeish, 2009, Bear Creek Valley) along with a few

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Bearcreek explosion, Montana's worst coal mine disaster ...

Jul 05, 2021  Bearcreek explosion, Montana's worst coal mine disaster, was 70 years ago ... Possession of grizzly bear parts, since it is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is a violation of the ...

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Bearcreek Cemetery Historic Montana

A large red granite monument commemorates the 75 miners who died in the 1943 explosion at the Smith Mine. The United Mine Workers of America installed this memorial in 1947 to memorialize Montana’s worst coal mining disaster. Twenty-two of the Smith Mine’s victims are buried here in family plots. The death date—February 27, 1943—carved onto their grave markers recalls the tragedy ...

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Smith Mine disaster - Bearcreek, MT - Wikipedia Entries on ...

Aug 03, 2017  Smith Mine disaster - Bearcreek, MT - Wikipedia Entries on Waymarking. View waymark gallery. Smith Mine disaster - Bearcreek, MT. in Wikipedia Entries. Posted by: T0SHEA. N 45° 09.511 W 109° 11.341. 12T E 642338 N 5002155.

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Archives West: Montana Industrial Accident Board records ...

Bear Creek (Smith) Mine Disaster (includes correspondence, a list of miners buried by a Red Lodge funeral home, an agreement for funeral services, a list of miners receiving services from the American Red Cross, a list of miners killed and their next of kin, and a list of widows paid compensation) ...

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Montana Industrial Accident Board records, 1915-1971

shafts of the Speculator Mine, owned by the North Butte Mining Company in Butte. The disaster was responsible for the deaths of 164 miners. Following an explosion in 1943 in the Smith Mine, a coal mining property of the Montana Coal and Iron Company at Bear Creek, 74 miners lost their lives. The Industrial Accident Board was abolished in 1971 ...

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Smith Mine disaster Map

Sep 06, 2019  Allegedly, the town had no churches. The economy of Bear Creek was based on coal. The Smith Mine Disaster in 1943, followed by the decline in demand for coal in the late 1940s and 1950s caused the closure of the connecting railroad in 1953 and subsequently most of the coal mines, and the population declined steadily to less than 100 persons.

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Red Lodge Montana - And They're Off! The Bearcreek Pig ...

The mine that is still standing west of town was once a booming coal mine. This was the worst mining disaster in the State of Montana, attributed to an explosion of methane gas. You can learn more about the disaster from the historic plaque located outside the mine. Plan your trip: Learn more about the Bearcreek Pig Races on our events site.

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Bearcreek, Montana - Wikipedia Entries on Waymarking

The fortunes of coal mining in Montana had, since the end of World War I, been on the downswing, except for those of larger strip mines in eastern Montana. If the 1943 explosion had not occurred, the days of the mine, then the last of four large mines in the Bearcreek area, were probably limited in

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Bearcreek Cemetery, Carbon County, Montana

Bear Creek Cemetery Buried at the Bearcreek Cemetery are people of many nationalities who came here as coal mining families in the early 1900s. The first person interred at the cemetery, according to date of death records, was Helen Markovich, who was laid to rest after her death Nov. 21, 1909.

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US Mine Disasters Fast Facts CNN

Jul 13, 2013  Here’s a look at mine disasters, accidents and deaths in the United States.. Timeline December 6, 1907 - Worst coal mine disaster in US history: 362 miners are killed in

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Bearcreek Montana Montana's Historic Landscapes

Carbon County’s Bearcreek and the Smith Mine Disaster. ... 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 ...

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Bear Creek Brides (12 book series) Kindle Edition

When disaster hits Bear Creek, Mayme is faced with her biggest challenge yet: can she prove herself to be the capable, practical woman she longs to be? Or will this simply be another of the world’s tests that she fails to pass? Healing a Self-Conscious Woman’s Heart is the eleventh book in the Bear Creek Brides historical Western romance ...

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Bearcreek – Ghost Towns and History of Montana

Nov 14, 2020  The tragedy at Smith Mine became Montana’s worst coal mine disaster, sparking investigations at the state and national level. Montana Governor Sam C. Ford visited the scene, offered state assistance and pushed a thorough inquiry into the incident. Today’s marker of the Smith Mine Disaster follows a simpler one left by two of the miners ...

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Bearcreek Yellowstone Country, Montana

But on a cold Saturday in February 1943—February 27, to be exact—Bearcreek was the scene of Montana’s worst mining disaster, and forever changed. The explosion killed over 75 miners, devastating the town. It didn’t take long for this community once bustling with seven mercantiles, a bank, two hotels, two billiard halls, a brickyard and ...

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