Smith Mine Historic District

The Smith Mine Historic District, in Carbon County, Montana, near Bearcreek, Montana, is a historic district which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The district included 27 contributing buildings and 12 contributing structures on 200 acres (81 ha).

Smith Mine Historic District
Site of Smith Mine Disaster 2.JPG
Site of Smith Mine disaster
Smith Mine Historic District is located in Montana
Smith Mine Historic District
Nearest cityBearcreek, Montana
Area200 acres (81 ha)
Built byMontana Coal & Iron Co.
Architectural styleFunctional utilitarian
NRHP reference No.09000788[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 2009

It was the site of the Smith Mine disaster in 1943, which killed 75 men, and is among the 50 most deadly mining incidents ever in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Axline, Jon; Brownell, Joan L. (April 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Smith Mine Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved September 5, 2019. (very slow to load) Includes 46 photos, from 2008-09 and historic.

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