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Hastings mine explosion....



Item # 588624

April 28, 1917

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 28, 1917

* Hastings CO coal dust explosion disaster (1st report)

This 8 page newspaper has one column headings on page 2 that include: "EXPLOSION ENTOMBS 125 PERSONS IN MINE" and more (see photos). 1st report coverage on the Victor American Hastings Mine Disaster.

Other news of the day. Light browning, some margin wear and tear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The Victor American Hastings Mine Disaster was a fire at the Victor American Fuel Company coal mine in Hastings, Colorado, on April 27, 1917, in which 121 people died. A small monument, the Victor American Hastings Mine Disaster Monument, marks the location, one to two miles west of the Ludlow Monument.
photo of John C. Osgood, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Victor-American Fuel Company.

The mining community of Victor, Colorado, is some distance away, in Teller County, Colorado. Victor American Fuel Company mined coal; Victor, Colorado, is part of the Cripple Creek District, and is known for gold mining. It is not known if there is a relationship between the company and the community.

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