Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 (softcover)
By Michael Punke. Softcover, 368 pages.
The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than 2000 feet below Butte Montana, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within three days, 164 men would be dead. This book recounts the remarkable stories of both the men below ground and their families above.
Softcover, 368 pages.