Hellraisers Journal: Mine Fire in Butte Claims Many Lives; Rescue Efforts Under Way as Hope Fades for Missing

Tell her we done the best we could,
but the cards were against us.
-J. D. Moore


Hellraisers Journal, Sunday June 10, 1917
Butte, Montana – Fire Claims Lives at Speculator Mine

From the Salt Lake Telegram of June 9, 1917:

Speculator Mine Disaster, HDLN, Salt Lake Telegram, June 9, 1917

Speculator Mine Disaster, Men Cut Off, SL Telegram, June 9, 1917

From The Butte Daily Post of June 9, 1917:

Note: the Post reports that 33 are known dead and 162 are missing.

Speculator MnDs, Butte Dly Pst, June 9, 1917



Salt Lake Telegram
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
-June 9, 1917

The Butte Daily Post
(Butte, Montana)
-June 9, 1917
-Photo from page 2.

See also:

Granite Mountain Copper Mine Fire
-also known as : The Speculator Mine Disaster
-of June 8, 1917
(With list of names of those who perished.)

Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917
-by Michael Punke
Hachette Books, Feb 5, 2013