The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

July 17, 1913: A terrible accident occurred in the Sheep Creek tunnel of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company on Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. resulting in the death of one and injury to a score of the workmen. One man was killed, three seriously injured and eight bruised and powder burned. The full crew night shift working under shift boss Miller was preparing for another round of shots with three machines working. After the previous explosion it was noticed that a small portion of the charge in one of the holes was not exploded and as usual the men were...

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