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Cascade Canyon, near Durango Colorado. Brave locals jump down a series of waterfalls in this canyon. Plan your Durango visit! @k.niemtschk

United Mine Workers of America's photo. The 78 miners who perished 46 years ago in the Farmington #9 mine did not die in vain. This tragedy led directly to to the 1969 Coal Mine Safety and Health Act.

A streetcar equipped with a snowplow clears a Chicago street in 1939.

November 19, 1968, an explosion in the Farmington, West Virginia, Consol No. 9 mine kills 78 miners.