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Foster Gulch Mine, Bear Creek 1 mile Southwest of Town of Bear Creek, Red Lodge, Carbon County, MT



B&W Photos

HB747044
View Of The Lower Section Of Foster Gulch Looking Southwest

HB747045
General View Of The Lower Section Of Foster Gulch

HB747046
Distant View (to The Northeast) Of The Power Station (far Left, Wood Shed, And Change House (center)

HB747047
General View Of Tipple Area With Ruins Of The Tipple On The Left And The Boiler Housing On The Right (view To The North).


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Item Title


Location
Bear Creek 1 mile Southwest of Town of Bear Creek, Red Lodge vicinity, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-31
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1953
Significance: The mines were part of the Montana Coal and Iron Company operations. The underground workings were connected to the Smith No. 3 mine where 74 men died in Montana's worst coal mine disaster in 1943. The company shifted its operations to the Foster Gulch mines following the disaster but tragedy continued to haunt the company when two miners were killed in a rock fall during the summer of 1943. The mines continued to operate until 1953.

Subjects
Concrete Block Buildings
Office Buildings
Industrial Facilities


Related Names
Montana Coal & Iron Company
Slack, James
Anderson, Paul, Photographer
Anderson, Paul, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF THE LOWER SECTION OF FOSTER GULCH LOOKING SOUTHWEST. THE BOILER HOUSING IS RIGHT CENTER AND THE MACHINE SHOP IS CENTER BACKGROUND.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF THE LOWER SECTION OF FOSTER GULCH. MINERS' CABINS ARE RIGHT CENTER; A WOOD SHED IS LEFT CENTER; AND THE MACHINE SHOP AND BOILER HOUSING ARE UPPER LEFT.
3. DISTANT VIEW (TO THE NORTHEAST) OF THE POWER STATION (FAR LEFT, WOOD SHED, AND CHANGE HOUSE (CENTER). THE SMALLER ATTACHED SECTION ON THE CHANGE HOUSE SERVED AS THE MINE OFFICE AND RECORDS STORAGE ROOM.
4. GENERAL VIEW OF TIPPLE AREA WITH RUINS OF THE TIPPLE ON THE LEFT AND THE BOILER HOUSING ON THE RIGHT (VIEW TO THE NORTH).


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