Smith Mine Disater Chronicles:Long March Towards Tragedy

By Jeff McNeish

The Smith Mine Disaster of February 27, 1943 in Washoe, Carbon Conuty, Montana can confindently be called the most traumatic event to have ever occurred within Carbon & the surrounding conuties in south-central Montana. This tragedy resulted in the deaths of 75 miners.

A series of timelines surrounding the 1943 disaster is presented in this installment of the Smith Mine Disaster Chronicles, through its heyday & decline, to the eventual disaster & aftermath are included in this volume. In addition, a series of color maps of the mine are presented plus the resue & recovery operations in both the No.2 & No.3 seams.

200pages & color maps.

About the Author
Jeff Edward McNeish was born, raised & educated in Billings, MT. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Rocky Mountain College & works as a Software Development Manager. His hobbies include history or genealogy: both of which he shares with his father Jack McNeish, a Red Lodge native.
Jeff spent much of his childhood in Carbon County enjoying the outdoors as well as visiting with relitives whose families have resided in Carbon Conuty for 100 years. The predominant occupation amoung these relatives was coal mining. Jeff is related to 11 members of the "The Underground Day Shift" on Feb 27, 1943. He has also lost 2 more relitives to the Smith Mine in the 1930's.


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