united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Hope Gold Mine Fire
April 8, 1896
No. Killed – 7
Suffocated in a Burning Mine
Stevens Point Daily Journal
April 9, 1896
A dispatch from Basin at 1:30 a.m. says fire is raging in the Hope Mine main shaft and that several lives have been lost.
Shift Boss JOHN BUCKLEY and his brother PAT BUCKLEY, MARTIN SULLIVAN, HUGH McKOEWN, BARNEY WALL, WILL BELDEN, and ED McARTHUR all probably suffocated as there was no other escape from the mine except by the main shaft, which was burning. The buildings are a total loss.