White Ash Mountain Memorial

Address: 10th and Washington, north side of 10th, just east of Washington

A red granite marker is the gravestone for ten minors entombed in the White Ash Coal Mine. The White Ash Coal Mine was tunneled under Clear Creek. September 9, 1889, the mine collapsed and smothered ten men. The bodies were never brought to the surface, and the mine became their gravesite. Approximately 30 men were employed, and at times, the mine produced 50 tons of coal daily. Coal oil was also produced. In 1881, a near perfect body of coal was found 450 feet deep and the White Ash Coal Mine was called the "producer of black diamonds."
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S28, T3S, R70W
Elevation: 5694
Source: Norman, Cathleen, "Golden Old and New," p. 52. Wagenbuch, Lorraine and Jo Ann Thistlewood,"Golden, the 19th Century," p. 60.
Last Modified: Fri, June 26 1998

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