Explosion Date Near Anniversary of Creek Disaster (15 MINERS DIE in mining explosion) The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

Explosion Date Near Anniversary of Creek Disaster (15 MINERS DIE in 1967 mining explosion) The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

  • Dec. 30, 2012 5:00 p.m.

April 6 1967

Free Press Files

Mondays disastrous explosion at Balmer Mine in Natal fell almost on the 50th Anniversary of the 1917 Explosion at Coal Creek when 34 men were killed in No. 3 mine.

Date of that catastrophe was April 6 1917 and the time was 10:20 p.m. It was the second in the Mine which was affected by the 1902 explosion which killed 128 miners.

For more great stories that ran in The Free Press in the past 115 years http://issuu.com/thefreepress/docs/115_the_free_press/1

 

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