Most of us have forgotten days when underground coal mines dotted the landscape along the hogback in Jefferson County, as well as the dangers inherent in the industry. The White Ash Mine is one of the best remembered, perhaps because a historic monument on the School of Mines campus in Golden serves as a reminder. Ten men died in the White Ash Mine on September 9, 1889.
Read Scott Bloemendaal’s award-winning story about the White Ash Mine Disaster in Historically Jeffco magazine.
The plaque on the monument reads:
White Ash Mine
to the Memory of
who lost their lives here on
Sept. 9th, 1889
and are entombed in this plot