Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
White Ash Mine Disaster
to the memory of
Who lost their lives here on
Sept. 9th, 1889
and are entombed in this plot
Joseph Allen, born 1844. Married
William Friend Bowden, born 1855, Tavistock, Devonshire, England. Married father of three children. Member Odd Fellows Lodge #33
John "Jack" Collins, born 1848, England. Widower with five children. member Odd Fellows Lodge #13
William Collins, born 1847, England. Married with one child. Member Odd Fellows Lodge #13
Henry Huesman, born 1849. Married with five children. Member Odd Fellows
Joseph Hotter, born 1840, Switzerland. Married five children
David L. Loyd, born 1859, single. Member Odd Fellows Lodge #32
John "Jack" Morgan, born 1867 or 1868, single
John "Johnny" Murphy, born 1844, single
Richard "Dick" "Rich" Rowe, born 1867. Single with
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1889.
Location. 39° 45.129′ N, 105° 13.629′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 12th Street, 0.1 miles west of Maple Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stop 7a: White Ash Mine (here, next to this marker); Stop 7: Laramie Formation (68 mya) Clay Pits Fault, Fire Clay Mining, Reclamation (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Drew Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Flour Millstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Down by the Old Mill Stream (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colorado National Guard Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Castle Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Astor House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
Also see . . . Colorado Inspector of Coal Mines Biennial Report, 1889-90 (PDF). The White Ash disaster investigation is covered on pages 9-16. It was among 13 fatal accidents that killed 24 Colorado miners in 1889. From Colorado State Library. (Submitted on July 13, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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