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Archive for November 5th, 2011

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, October 2010

by Frank Hammock

On Sunday, November 6th, 1910, the night shift Fire Boss, Jack Zan returned to the surface from within the depths of Black Diamond’s Lawson Mine at about 6 a.m. to post his report near the mouth of the slope. On this morning, he would only find gas at 38½ breast but said that all other areas were clear—including the 6th level south and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels as well. (more…)

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