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Standardville, Utah mining disaster...



Item # 654490

February 8, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, February 8, 1930 

* Standardville, Utah (ghost town) 
* Mine explosion disaster
 

This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on the back page (page 32) that include: "20 UTAH MINERS DIE IN GAS EXPLOSION" "Nine Are Rescued as Carbon Monoxide Sweeps Through Standardville Coal Shaft" and more. (see)

Tells of the Standardville, Utah mine explosion disaster.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: When coal was discovered in the area in 1912, the town sprang up. At its peak, the population was around 550. On February 6, 1930, an explosion in the mine killed 20 miners and 3 people from rescue crews. Although the explosion had a large impact on the mine and community, the town continued to grow. Although it was producing a lot of coal, it began to hurt financially, and was unable to meet its payroll in January. To save the mine, miners worked only for food. This didn't work, and the mine was foreclosed on. However, another coal mining company bought it, and shipments continued a couple months later.

Category: The 20th Century

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