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1930 Standardville, Utah mining disaster...
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February 08, 1930
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 8, 1930
* Standardville, Utah (ghost town)
* Mine explosion disaster
The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "20 Die In Utah Mine Disaster; 9 of 29 Survive" (see) Related photo is on the back page.
Complete with 28 pages, rag edition in very nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.
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