1889 - 1902: The Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 7 Mine at Carbon, Wyoming
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
The Union Pacific Coal Company's Carbon No. 7 underground mine, also known as the Sand Creek mine, was located about two miles south of the town of Carbon. The mine opened in 1899 and was abandoned in 1902. The coal turned out to be poor quality coal with the coal seams full of impurities. The Carbon mines experienced 41 documented deaths. It is not known in which Carbon mine 14 of the miners died, but 1 of the 41 is known to have died in the No. 7 mine.