The Deadly History Of This Montana Mine Is Terrifying But True

Montana has an incredibly rich mining history. While the booming industry certainly did a lot for our economy and growth, it was also a volatile and sometimes downright dangerous venture. Unfortunately, one of the worst mining disasters in American history happened right here in the Treasure State. Although over 75 years have passed since the Smith Mining Disaster, the tragedy will never be forgotten.

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Do you remember learning about the Smith Mining Disaster? Here are some other facts about Montana’s history.