The Horrifying Mine Explosion That Haunts Kansans To This Day

Kansans know well how bloody history can get, especially the farther you look into the past. History has shaped us to be the state we are today, but this event in particular was unforeseen and devastating. We might not have been alive to witness this tragedy first hand, but we’ll remember it as part of Kansas’ history. Have you ever heard of the mine explosion in Pittsburg, Kansas?

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Do you remember any terrifying industrial tragedies in your lifetime? Feel free to share your stories (or your family’s stories) of what Kansas was like back then in the comments.

Additionally, if you’re interested in learning about other disasters nearby, check out what happened in Kansas City in the early ’80s.