Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Jokerville Coal Mine Explosion (1844)
On Jan. 24th, 1884, an explosion shattered the Jokerville Mine in Crested Butte, CO, killing 59 workers. The disaster was reported in the Feb. 16, 1884 edition of Harper's Weekly—a record of only one of many industrial revolution mining disasters. The captions read "The Scene of the Disaster" and "Victims and Mourners. The disaster at Crested Butte, Colorado—from photographs by George E. Mellen—[See page 111]."
Graham, Charles. "The Disaster at Crested Butte, Colorado." Harper's Magazine, February 16, 1884.