West ia fell behind other states in regulating mining conditions, and between 1890 and 1912, had a higher mine death rate than any other state. West ia was the site of the worst coal mining disaster to date, the Monongah Mining disaster of Monongah, West ia in 1907.
Dec 03, 2002· Very rarely did furniture make it successfully through the long trip west. Most of the furniture was discarded to lighten the wagons as the trip became more exhausting. The few furnishings and mementos that did brighten the new frontier dwelling were extremely precious, for they provided memories of “home.”