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Ironwood in Gogebic County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pabst Mine "H" Shaft

 
 
Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1844.
 
Location. 46° 27.366′ N, 90° 8.201′ W. Marker is in Ironwood, Michigan, in Gogebic County. Marker is on Bonnie Street, ¼ mile south of E. Ayer St.,. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironwood MI 49938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Truth Behind the Legend of Stormy Kromer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newport Hill (approx. half a mile away); Curry House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hiawatha (approx. 1.3 miles away); Commemorating the Iron Ore Industry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Miners Memorial Heritage Park
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Ironwood City Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Italians on the Gogebic Iron Range (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironwood.
 
Additional keywords. Disasters, Mining
 
Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
2. Pabst Mine "H" Shaft Marker
Pabst Mine "H" Shaft image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,680 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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