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May 3, 2012 in Idaho
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“I lost a few friends in that disaster,” said Jim Campbell, of Kellogg, after turning out the headlamps that signified each of the 91 miners killed in the Sunshine Mine fire in 1972. Campbell, a miner there since 1975, was attending a memorial service in Big Creek, Idaho, Wednesday.

“Those men were good, solid family men,” said Ruthie Johnson, of Hayden Lake, during the service. Johnson lived in Wallace in 1972.