Willow Creek Mine Explosion

On July 31, 2000, at approximately 11:48 p.m. an explosion and fire rocked the Willow Creek Mine taking the lives of Shane Stansfield and Cory Jordon Nielson and sending 8 other miners to the hospital. The explosion marked the end of a short and troubled life for the Willow Creek Mine. It was sealed and reclaimed following this tragic accident.

This historic marker is located at the Castle Gate Historic Marker Highway Pull-Off with several others (listed on this page) and was dedicated July 10th, 2010 the Matt Warner Chapter No. 1900, E Clampus Vitus