National Miners Day marks the anniversary of the worst mining accident in history on December 6, 1907, in Monogah, West Virginia. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 362 miners. In 2009, Congress proclaimed each December 6 as National Miners Day.
Mining in Wyoming has a long and proud history. The industry significantly shaped our past and continues to greatly impact our future. The Wyoming State Library salutes the men and women past and present who risk their lives each day in this demanding profession.
The Wyoming State Library houses a host of information on the history and economic impact of mining in Wyoming, including Wyoming Mining Accidents 1869-1973. Contact us for more information at 307-777-6333.