Scofield, Utah: Castle Gate Mine Disaster Memorial

Features anguished miners trapped in the face of the monument, 172 men killed in March 8, 1924 mine explosion.

Address:
US Hwy 6, Scofield, UT
Directions:
About 90 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Just north of intersection of US Hwy 6 and US Hwy 191in pulloff on east side.
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Mine Explosion Memorial.

Castle Gate Mine Disaster Memorial

Memorial to 2000 mine explosion and fire. There's also a plaque where Butch Cassidy robbed the coal company.

[Donna and Bill Blum, 05/28/2016]
Castle Gate Mine Disaster Memorial

The monument is located on the pull-off just before 6/191 intersection.

[Brian DeFrees, 09/19/2011]

March 8, 1924: coal dust and helmet lamp flames mixed tragically, causing two explosions in the Number 2 Mine at Castle Gate. The disaster killed 172 miners. A granite memorial with a bronze relief is along US Hwy 6, near where the mine is located.


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