Mudcat Café message #3510827 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7624   Message #3510827
Posted By: GUEST,Holly
01-May-13 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Scofield Mine Disaster (Utah Phillips)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scofield Mine Disaster (Utah Phillips)
Thank you for your historical accuracy on this. In honor of the 113th anniversary, I just happened to stumble upon this.
My great, great grandfather was killed in this mining disaster. I never knew him, but am the product of his grand daughter ( my grandmother) who has greatly influenced my love for Labor and for unions.
Her mother was a staunch union advocate and at one time an officer in the Utah Democratic party.
I too, am a proud union member. My parents also were union within their respective professions.
Thanks again for the history lesson. You are correct. I am grateful that there are others who know about this tragedy. It is important to me that this story not be forgotten.
I am LDS, not many people of my faith practice my politics, and that is fine. However, the deplorable working conditions and the hard working miners at the time are a part of history that no one should or can deny.
Let's hope we stop unsafe Labor practices sometime in my lifetime.
I think that is my calling, actually.