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TALK TUESDAY ON 1924 MINE DISASTER

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A presentation on "The Aftermath of the Castle Gate Coal Mine Disaster" will be presented by Janeen Arnold Acosta in a lecture sponsored by the Utah Valley Chapter of the Utah State Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the multipurpose room of the Provo Public Library, 425 W. Center.

Explosions in the No. 2 mine of the Utah Fuel Co. on March 8, 1924, claimed 171 lives. Acosta, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Utah, will look at how the catastrophe affected those directly involved.Acosta was drawn to the subject through her study of Greek emigration to America. Forty-nine of the dead miners had come from Greece, and an equal number were from other foreign countries.

The public is invited.