July 1, 2021

Episode 39 - Explosion in the Mine Part 2 - Hanna, Wyoming

Episode 39 - Explosion in the Mine Part 2 - Hanna, Wyoming

In this episode Jennie and Dianna continue their visit to the cemeteries in Hanna and Carbon, Wyoming where more than 200 men who perished in the Hanna Mine Number 1 Explosions are buried. They tell the tragic tale of the double explosion that occured on March 28, 1908 and how working and living for "the company" left many families not only grieving for their lost men, but also left many widows and children completely destitute. Join us for another episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary cemetery!


Resources used for this episode include:

LeathersLeathers, Bob. Bob Leathers' Notebook: Two Chapters from THE HANNA MINER: At the Bottom of the Mine. 2nd ed., Bob Leathers, 2020, pp. 1-40.

Kehoe, Kelsey. "Wyoming Coal." https://www.wsgs.wyo.gov/. www.wsgs.wyo.gov/energy/coal. Accessed 16 June 2021.

Leathers, Bob, and Gary Beaver. "1889 - 1909: Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 Town and Mine at Hanna, Wyoming ." https://www.hannabasinmuseum.com/. www.hannabasinmuseum.com/1889---1908-hanna-no-1-union-pacific-coal-companys-no-1-mine-at-hanna-wyoming.html. Accessed 16 June 2021.

Visitors Council , Carbon County. "Hanna ."  https://www.wyomingcarboncounty.com/. www.wyomingcarboncounty.com/places-to-visit/hanna. Accessed 16 June 2021.