1869 -1881: Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 Mine at Carbon, Wyoming
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
The Union Pacific Coal Company'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 for 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 occurred in the No. 1 mine.
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