These were the years of my search for my life's work. My ambition was to own a general store of some kind. That took capital, so the first thing I had to do was earn a start which was always set back, jobs not steady, by the time I found another, I was broke. The same thing kept repeating. May 1, 1900 when I was still home, news came of a bad coal mine explosion in Scofield, just twenty miles over the mountain, that was the worst disaster of any in the state. 200 men were killed, some of them had been blown out of the mine and across the canyon. Later on I worked in the mines near there; Clear Creek.
History Blazer, January 1995
Coffins waiting for the train
Apostle Teasdale dedication graves at internment services