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Wed Feb 7, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday ON-LINE Lecture Series

Crosses of Iron: The Tragic Story of Dawson, New Mexico, and Its Twin Mining Disasters

Please join Nick Pappas, for an ON-LINE historic talk related to the tragic mining events in Dawson, New Mexico, as part of our Friends of History lecture series. In October 1913, 261 miners and two rescuers died when a massive explosion ripped through a mine operated by Phelps, Dodge & Company in Dawson, New Mexico. Ten years later, a second blast claimed the lives of another 120 miners. Today, all that remains is a cemetery marked by a sea of white iron crosses memorializing the nearly four hundred miners killed in the two explosions — and a vibrant ...

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