Sep 5, 2022
S2: Episode 2 - The Argonaut Mine Disaster (Part 1)
Travel today with me, as we go deep down into the Argonaut Mine in Jackson, California, as you learn about the events that took place on the night of August 27, 1922. Learn the details of what transpired that night, as well as eyewitness accounts from the men who barely made it out with their lives. Tragically, 47 miners working in the levels below weren't so lucky. Let's go over the facts of this case, piece by piece and try to determine, if possible, what really happened that night. **This will be part one of a two part series in honor of the 100th year anniversary of these tragic events in Amador County history.**
(A huge thanks to my friend, George Pasalich, grandson of Steve Pasalich, survivor of the Argonaut Mine Disaster who has so willingly shared his family history with me.)
Some of my Cited Sources: The fantastic and irreplaceable Larry Cenotto did a lot of research into this subject and it is duly noted within this podcast; information from O. Henry Mace's book "47 Down" is also mentioned. Other notable sources from about 50 newspaper articles (if not more) from all over the state, and the country, but not limited to Amador County, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Joaquin County newspapers; The Report of Governor Stephen’s Committee of Inquiry on the Argonaut Mine Disaster, published in Volume 114 of the Engineering and Mining Journal and more.