The Crowsnest cross is legendary for the tragic rock slide at Frank in 1903, yet nearly as well-known are the various coal-mining tragedies that the sector within the early 20th century. With the invention of a wealthy coal deposit within the area, the realm underwent an fiscal growth and a spike in inhabitants that remains evidenced at the present time. regrettably, with this sort of mining, in rugged and infrequently harmful stipulations comes the specter of catastrophe and sometimes loss of life. This booklet examines conscientiously a few of the calamities that experience stricken the world and considers the effect at the population and sufferers of those a number of tragedies. utilizing unique resource fabric akin to grave markers, folks songs, and oral histories, the writer portrays vividly the mental and sociological beneficial properties of either the person and collective responses to loss of life and possibility, giving the reader a special photo of mining groups that's as precise at the present time because it used to be a century in the past.
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