1869 -1881: Union Pacific's No. 1 Mine at Carbon, Wyoming
Notes by Bob Leathers
The Union Pacific's Carbon No. 1 underground mine was opened in 1868 and abandoned at the end of 1881 because all the mineable coal had been removed from the mine. The No. 1 was opened as a shaft mine, which may have been the only shaft mine in the Hanna Basin. The Carbon mines in total experienced 41 documented deaths. It is not known in which Carbon mine 14 of the 41 were killed, but at least 5 of the 41 deaths occurred in the No. 1 mine.
- View the names: 5 Miners killed in the Carbon No. 1 Mine
- View the names: 4 Miners killed in unknown Carbon Mines
- View the names: 41 Miners killed in all the Carbon Mines
Carbon City and No. 1 Mine
The Union Pacific's Carbon No. 1, No. 6 and No. 2 are labeled in the picture below.