Mine a wreck, woman writer

Reflections from the files of the Saratoga Sun


100 years ago

Feb. 17, 1916

Mine Becoming Wreck

The Union Pacific Coal company is taking the final steps in the abandonment of its No. 1 mine at Rock Springs, once the greatest and yet the deepest colliery in the west. The machinery is being removed from the surface plant and that portion which it is not advisable to move is being broken to pieces with dynamite that the metal which it contains may be utilized. The workings of old No. 1 mine, which was abandoned because it became too deep for its product to be hoisted at a profit, are being used at a training ground for first aid classes, t...

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