Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 8 – On this day in Montana history in 1917 late in the evening in Butte the Granite Mountain mine exploded violently killing dozens and turning the community into a virtual disaster area. The papers were filled with lists of people known dead or missing.  A headline of a sidebar story says it all: ”Pathetic Scenes at the Morgues As Strong Men Weep Over Dead Pards.”

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