History ColoradoBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingCreating a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. Now on view: Play Ball! #historycoloradoMar 31, 2017The Hastings Mine Disaster of April 1917As featured in “The One-Chance Men: The Hastings Mine Disaster of 1917,” by Eric L. Clements, Colorado Heritage, Spring 2017Order scans of these or other History Colorado microfilm or photographic images from the Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center.An aerial view shows the coal camp of Hastings and its tipple, washer, and screening plant. Company houses line the road that cuts east through the canyon toward Ludlow. 20004914The Evening Picketwire (Trinidad), April 27, 1917The Chronicle-News (Trinidad), April 27, 1917The Evening Picketwire (Trinidad), April 28, 1917The Chronicle-News (Trinidad), April 28, 1917Mine inspector David H. Reese inadvertently caused the explosion. Rocky Mountain News, April 29, 1917.The Chronicle-News (Trinidad), May 10, 1917The Chronicle-News (Trinidad), May 16, 1917Maps of the Hastings explosion and details of the 7th north and south entries appeared in Francis Rizzari, “Colorado’s Underground Inferno,” Denver Westerners’ Roundup, April 1968. U.S. Bureau of Mines.