Belmont Mine Fire Mural

Belmont Mine Fire Mural (HM14BZ)

Location: Tonopah, NV 89049 Nye County
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N 38° 4.045', W 117° 13.846'

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Dedicated November 19, 2005

The mural you are viewing was painted by noted mural artist, Lee Bowerman of Grand Junction, Colorado and is dedicated to Nevada Mine Safety in remembrance of the Belmont Mine Fire of February 23, 1911 and the heroism of cage tender, Wiliam F. (Big Bill) Murphy. The mural depicts Big Bill's heroic attempts to rescue fellow miners from the depths of the earth where he and seventeen others lost their lives on this tragic day in the mining history of Tonopah. This mural was made possible through grants from Equatorial Mines. Inc., Nye County Commisioners and donations from interested citizens of the State of Nevada.
HM NumberHM14BZ
Year Placed2005
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479757 N 4213320
Decimal Degrees38.06741667, -117.23076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.045', W 117° 13.846'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 2.70" N, 117° 13' 50.76" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bryan Ave, Tonopah NV 89049, US
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