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 Joe C. Jaramillo

Joe C. Jaramillo

Birth
Death 20 Jan 1936 (aged 48–49)
Burial Broomfield, Broomfield County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 50029393 · View Source
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On January 20, 1936, a blast believed to have been caused when a spark ignited coal dust, killed eight men working the night shift in the Monarch Mine No. 2. The body of mule boss Joe C. Jaramillo was never found. The theory is that Mr. Jaramillo was right at the point of the explosion when it occurred, explaining why his body was never recovered.

Due to the dangerous nature of the search operation, the search for Mr. Jaramillo was called off and the company placed a granite gravestone at the entrance and permanently closed the Monarch No. 2 mine.

A development company purchased the land containing the memorial and the FlatIron Crossing Mall was built on the land. The marker had to be moved to make way for a new highway exit. The developers built a 17-acre park named after the former land owner, Frank Varra, and relocated the memorial marker and headstone. This park was dedicated June 27, 2000 and has been turned over to the city of Broomfield, Colorado.

Source: http://files.usgwarchives.org/co/
boulder/cemeteries/monarchno2.txt


Inscription

A faithfull employee who died in the performance of his duty.


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  • Created by: Mark S
  • Added: 21 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50029393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe C. Jaramillo (1887–20 Jan 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50029393, citing Monarch Number 2 Coal Mine Monument, Broomfield, Broomfield County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Mark S (contributor 46813597) .