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In 1913, Stag Canyon No 2 Mine at Dawson, New Mexico was the 2nd worst coal mining disaster in U.S. History, claiming 263 lives .
Historic 1900's photo of Dawson, New Mexico, southwest United States, showing tipple, loading tracks and company houses .
On this page, I will put all the miscellaneous information I have about people who lived or worked in Dawson. My grandfather, Emiliano Frazzini, went to Dawson, to the home of his uncle, Teridano diTella, when he came to the US in 1912. I don't know anything about his time there .
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In 1901 the Dawson coal mine opened and a railroad was constructed from Dawson to Tucumcari and the town was born. Then in 1906, the Phelps Dodge company bought the mine and increased development. Dawson went on to have its own newspaper, the Dawson News, a theater, hotel, modern homes, hospital, baseball park, golf course, bowling alley and more .
Coal Geology and Mining History in the Dawson Area, southeastern Raton coal field, New Mexico. Gretchen K. Hoffman, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources...
Dawson, New Mexico Photographs from the Carol and Dwight Myers Collection - Located in Colfax County 14 miles northeast of Cimarron, Dawson was founded in 1867 when two brothers J. Barkley Dawson and L.S. Dawson settled on the Vermejo River. About 30 years later, rich coal deposits were discovered with a mine officially opening on Dawson's ranch in 1899. Phelps Dodge Corporation purchased the property in 1906 ...
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In October 22, 1913, an incorrectly set dynamite charge resulted in an enourous explosion in Stag Canon Mine No.2 that sent a tongue of fire one hundred feet out of the tunnel mouth. Rescue efforts were well organized and exhaustive, but only few miners could be rescued. 263 died in one of the worst mining disasters in the history of the United States .
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Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds." Thomas Gray, "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" .. A friend and I were talking about shooting stars. He said that something so beautiful and brilliant should have an associated sound, and yet there is none. That's the way I think about Dawson .

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