Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 by Michael Punke

By Michael Punke

The precise tale of the worst hard-rock mining catastrophe in American history
The worst hard-rock mining catastrophe in American background all started a part hour sooner than nighttime on June eight, 1917, while fireplace broke out within the North Butte Mining Company's Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked greater than thousand toes lower than floor, the fireplace spewed flames, smoke, and toxic fuel via a labyrinth of underground tunnels. inside an hour, greater than 400 males will be locked in a conflict to outlive. inside of 3 days, 100 and sixty-four of them will be dead.
Fire and Brimstone recounts the extraordinary tales of either the lads under floor and their households above, concentrating on teams of miners who made the wonderful selection to entomb themselves to flee the fuel. whereas the catastrophe is compelling in its personal correct, fireplace and Brimstone additionally tells a miles broader story—striking in its modern relevance.
Butte, Montana, at the eve of the North Butte catastrophe, was once a unstable jumble of antiwar protest, an abusive company grasp, seething hard work unrest, divisive ethnic stress, and radicalism either left and correct. It was once a powder keg missing just a spark, and the mine hearth may ignite moves, homicide, ethnic and political witch hunts, career by way of federal troops, and eventually a conflict over presidential energy.

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