Carbonado, Washington


Carbonado Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: na

Current Population: 600

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 1,184 Feet (361 meters)

Primary Mineral: Coal

State: Washington

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Carbonado Description

Carbonado served as an important coal mining community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the town operated the largest coal mine in Pierce County. The worst coal mining disaster in Washington occurred here in 1899, when an explosion in the Carbon Hill coal mine killed thirty-two miners.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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