Ninety-one miners perished in the Sunshine Mine Fire on May 2, 1972. The fire was the second deadliest hard-rock mining disaster in U.S. history, and the deaths spread tragedy throughout the Silver Valley. On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the community gathered to mark the fire’s 40th anniversary.
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