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Pabst Mine “H” Shaft

 
 
Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
1. Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker
Inscription. On Friday, September 24th, 1926, a disaster occurred at the Pabst Mine. "G" Shaft, located approximately 300 yards southwest of this spot, collapsed. 3 men riding in the cage freefell 2,600 feet. 43 men were trapped on the 8th level, 727 feet below the surface. Five days later, 7,000 people were gathered here to watch the rescue of all 43 men from the "Worst mine disaster of the century."
 
Location. 46° 27.366′ N, 90° 8.201′ W. Marker is in Ironwood, Michigan, in Gogebic County. Marker is on Bonnie Street mile south of E. Ayer St.,. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironwood MI 49938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newport Hill (approx. half a mile away); The Truth Behind the Legend of Stormy Kromer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Curry House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Norrie Park (approx. 2 miles away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Historic Iron County Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away in Wisconsin); This 5 ½ Foot Diameter Drill Core (approx. 2.3 miles away in Wisconsin); Iron Mining in Wisconsin (approx. 2.8 miles away in Wisconsin); Flambeau Trail - Little Finland (approx. 4.1 miles away in Wisconsin). Click for a list of all markers in Ironwood.
 
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Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
2. Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker
 Historic article about disaster from the Detroit News. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional keywords. Disasters, Mining
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Pabst Mine "H" Shaft image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
3. Pabst Mine "H" Shaft
This is the "H" shaft located behind the marker. "G" shaft is located 300 yards to the southwest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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