1880 - 1885: The Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 5 Mine in Old Carbon, Wyoming
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
The Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 5 mine at Old Carbon was situated five miles straight north of the town of Carbon. The mine was opened in 1880 and abandoned in 1885. It turned out to be poor quality coal. The Carbon mines in total experienced 41 documented deaths. It is not known in which mine 14 of the 41 were killed, but at least 3 of the 41 occurred in the No. 5 mine.