The 1924 Castle Gate Mine Explosion Was One Of The Worst Disasters In Utah
By Catherine Armstrong|Published November 30, 2020
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Utahns have weathered some hard times over the years, including several tragic mining disasters. One of the worst was the Castle Gate Mine Explosion in 1924, which resulted in the loss of more than 170 men and devastated the entire community of Castle Gate.
Utah’s mining history goes all the way back to the 1800s. Check out these 11 rare photos that show what it was like to live in a mining town.
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