Eldorado, IL Coal Mine Explosion, Feb 1913
SIX DIE IN MINE BLAST.
ONE AMERICAN AND FIVE ITALIANS KILLED AND FOUR OTHERS HURT AT ELDORADO, ILL.
Eldorado, Ill., Feb. 20. -- Six men are dead and four are in a serious condition as a result of an explosion in the Eldorado Coal and Mining company's mine, known as the Sagraves mine, at this city, which occurred as the day shift was going to work.
JOE LAWSON and JOHN DUNN are listed among the dead. The rest are Italians. The explosion was caused by a flame from an open flame coming in contact with a pocket of gas and probably aided by coal.
Logansport Pharos-Tribune Indiana 1913-02-20