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100 Years Since Milford Mining Disaster

Updated: Jan 21

In 2024, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Milford Mining Disaster. A Minnesota independent filmmaker narrates the poignant mining incident that unfolded in Cuyuna on February 5, 1924.

Today the site is home to the Milford Mine Memorial Park, 26351 Milford Lake Drive, about 4 miles north of Crosby following Highway 6, offers an opportunity to visit the site. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Places to visit to learn more about Cuyuna Mining History

Milford Mine Memorial Park

This park memorializes o the 41 miners who lost their lives at this location on February 5, 1924. This park site is a "must see" on the Cuyuna Range. There are multiple walkways and beautiful signs. The boardwalk over the water leads you to the shaft where the survivors made their escape.

Soo Line Depot Museum Joel Lena from San Francisco says this local, free admission museum is definitely worth a stop. It is a museum of the local mining activities as well as many artifacts of Americana. Kids will get a kick out of seeing original snowmobiles, birch bark canoes and 1920 era home appliances. The volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A great stop. (101 1st Street NE, 218-546-6178) in Crosby. Soo Line Depot Museum is open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00PM.

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