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dc.coverage.spatialNanaimo Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbiaen
dc.coverage.spatialNo.1 Mine, Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/11809509en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T18:20:02Z
dc.date.available2012-09-26T18:20:02Z
dc.date.issued1887
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/453
dc.description.abstractWhen news of the explosion reached the town, a large crowd gathered at the mine to wait for news. Despite the heroic attempts of rescue crews, only seven miners escaped with their lives. 150 men died from suffocation or fire, and many of the bodies were never recovered. The mine was finally flooded in July to prevent the fire from spreading to other coal seams. The disaster left 46 widows and 126 children without fathers who were given free housing and fuel by the company as compensation for their losses.en
dc.format.extent331kben
dc.format.mediumphotographen
dc.format.mimetypejpegen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen
dc.titleCrowd awaiting news after the 1887 explosionen_US
dc.typeImageen
dc.source.originalNanaimo / FC 3894 N3 N35en
dc.source.original9-13 / C-03711 / HP049565en
dc.description.note"Photographs courtesy of the Provincial Archives"en
dc.identifier.thumbnailhttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/453/NanSlide9-13.jpg?sequence=3en


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