The disaster site is on the National Register of Historic Places

The Milford Mine disaster in 1924… 41 miners lost their lives


On Feb. 5, 1924, water from Foley Lake flooded the Milford Mine, killing forty one miners in Minnesota's worst mining disaster. Only seven miners climbed to safety.

First mined for manganese in 1917, the Milford Mine reached depths of 200 feet by ...

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