Dame Creek, AK Gold Mine Cave In, Sep 1911
FOURTEEN MINER ENTOMBED IN CAVE-IN IN ALASKA MINE.
Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 28 - (By wireless) - A shaft of 150 feet deep in the Shakespeare Placer Gold Mine on Dame Creek caved in at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, imprisoning 14 miners, mostly Russians.
One hundred men are seeking to enter the mine through an old shaft, 500 feet distant from the one that caved in. The old shaft is plugged with thirty feet of ice at the bottom. The rescuers are working in fifteen minute shifts.
There is a possibility that the intermediate shafts have settled, if so, the entombed men probably are dead.
The Leader-Post Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - 1911-09-29
Following is an article from October 2, 1911 about the rescue of the men.
MINERS ARE RESCUED
FREED AFTER BEING ENTOMBED IN ALASKA MINE FOR EIGHTY-TWO HOURS.
Fairbanks, Alaska, Oct. 2. - The 14 men who were entombed in the Shakespeare Placer Gold Mine on Dome Creek, were rescued early this morning, none the worse for their confinement of 84 hours.
The Keystone drill hole was enlarged by thawing until it was large enough to permit the body of a man to pass. Then the imprisoned miners were pulled up one after another to the surface of the ground, 174 feet above.
The men are EDWARD CARLSON, JOHN SMITH, OSCAR BURG, PETER PETERSON, FRANK ALBANI, ROBERT FORASINO, GEORGE SAKOFF, TAZE GABESO, ANTONO MARENO, KABOF SAKKOBOFF, NIK MOREFF, ZIP MOREFF, MICHAEL MOREFF and GEORGE ZAKALOFF.