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18891996 DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES Franklin County Illinois COMPANY NAME MINE NAME TYPE YEARS OPERATED LOCATION SOUTHERN GEM COAL CO SOUTHERN GEM 2 SHAFT 19191927 Denning Twp Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group

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    Farming was the main industry in the early statehood of Southern Illinois and until the railroads were built in the 1850s coal mining was located along the rivers and operated on a small scale In 1861 the Civil War began calling upon Southern Illinois for men and

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  • Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary

    Connecting to Illinois Illinois has a long history of coal mining The first discovery of coal in North America was in Illinois by Marquette and Joliet 4 In 1673 they observed and recorded coal outcrops along the Illinois River 4 The outcropped coal was mined in the 1800s and used in blacksmithing and other domestic uses 4 It took longer for underground mining to start but by 1848

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  • Company History ARLP

    The new company soon broke ground for a new underground mining complex in Gibson County Indiana Production began at Gibson County Coal the following year ARLP began a 30 million extension of its Pattiki mine in southern Illinois during 2000 Construction of a new mine shaft and ancillary facilities began in 2001 at the Dotiki mining complex

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  • UP Monterey Mine No1

    Coal Mines Served by Union Pacific Southern Illinois Mines Monterey Mine No1 Owner Monterey Coal Company Mine Contact HC Schulz General Manager 217 8543291 RR 4 Box 235 Carlinville IL 62626 Rail Loading Point Approximately 5 miles south of Carlinville Mine Background Monterey Coal Companys No 1 mine is an underground

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  • United Mine Workers of America Local Southern Illinois

    UMWA Local 5134 Du Quoin Ill was organized in 1929 for miners at United Electric Coal Companys Fidelity Mine 11 a strip mine located to the west of Du Quoin From 1975 until it closed in 1991 the mine was owned by the Freemen United Coal Mining Company

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  • INDIANA BAT COAL MINING A TECHNICAL

    Indiana Bat and Coal Mining A Technical Interactive Forum Proceedings of Indiana Bat and Coal Mining A Technical Interactive Forum held November 1618 2004 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Louisville Kentucky Edited by Kimery C Vories Anna Harrington Published by US Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining Alton Illinois and

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  • Mining Technology Rend Lake College

    Mining Technology is an Associate in Applied Science Degree for students who plan to work in an underground or surface coal mine Students considering Mining Technology should be capable of working underground in a production environment in proximity to heavy equipment

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  • Peabody Coal Company Company History

    SICs 1221 Bituminous Coal LigniteSurface 1222 Bituminous CoalUnderground Company History As a subsidiary of Peabody Holding Company Inc the largest coal producer in the United States Peabody Coal Company operates ten coal mines in western Kentucky Illinois and Indiana an area known collectively as the Illinois Basin

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  • Ride Through an Old Coal Mine in Illinois

    This Ride Through An Old Coal Mine In Illinois Will Take You Back In Time Mining used to be a huge part of Illinois economy It was the way a lot of people made their livelihood In a lot of ways it put Illinois on the map But people dont really understand what mining

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  • Bituminous Coal Heritage Foundation Museum

    Bituminous Coal Heritage Foundation Museum Preserving the heritage of the Southern WV coal fields through Miners tools photographs company records and other pieces of the states mining history Inventory Antiques from the early days of mining Simulated coal mine with replica tools from the 1940s Battle of Blair Mountain artifacts

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  • A Ride on the MSIs Vintage Coal Mine Unearths Nostalgia

    Jan 19 2016 Years later when Rosenwald opened the MSI in 1933 his was the first museum in North America to have interactive exhibits like the coal mine which was based on an actual shuttered mine in southern Illinois The coal mine ride at the Museum of Science and Industry Chloe Riley

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  • Coal Mine History and Genealogy of Williamson County Illinois

    1887 78 Extract from History of Gallatin Saline Hamilton Franklin and Williamson Counties Illinois Mining Operations The mining of coal has become one of the leading industries of the county About 1869 Laban Carter opened a coal mine onehalf mile east of the present site of Carterville and afterward gave a lease of ninetynine years to the Carbondale Coal Coke Company to mine the

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  • Zeigler Illinois A Breath Away From Being the Nations

    Nestled away in the rolling hills of the Franklin County area of southern Illinois lays the forgotten town that in 1904 was only a breath away from being the nations capitol It was here that in 1901 a Chicago multimillionaire named Levi Zeigler Leiter and his son Joseph brought the family fortune and began building a small empire After buying 8000 acres of land Joseph began sinking the

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  • Illinois Coal Mining Company Knight Hawk Coals History

    Four partners Steve Carter FD Robertson James Bunn and James Bunn Jr however understood there were still pockets of need for southern Illinois highquality low chlorine coal In 1998 Knight Hawk Coal LLC a familyowned coal mining company was created to meet those needs

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  • Wabash County Illinois Coal Mining History and Genealogy

    Illinois Coal Coal Mining History Genealogy Wabash County Illinois Featuring Coal Mining Wabash County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Illinois 3844 N 8784 W In 2000 the population was 12937 and in 2010 the population was 11947 The county seat of Wabash County Illinois is Mount Carmel

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  • Remembering Norris City Coal Mine again Part 1 The

    Oct 25 2017 All reports say the mine developed into having one of the best grades of coal in Southern Illinois The shaft ran down 640 feet to the vein of coal being mined During World War I the mine did a big business and continued to do so until as late as around 1930

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  • Illinois State Energy Profile

    May 21 2020 51 Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund History of Mining in Illinois accessed March 5 2019 52 Coal Geology of Illinois 2010 Keystone Coal Industry Manual p 456 53 US EIA Annual Coal Report October 3 2019 Table 6 Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Coal Rank 2018

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  • Coal mining Britannica

    Coal mining extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy It was the basic energy source that fueled the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th

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  • Abandoned Towns and Coal Mines in Iowa

    As with many other small towns in Iowa Perry owes part of its origins to coal mining By 1895 Iowa had 342 coal mines that employed over 6000 miners Thirty years later at the height of coal mining twice as many people were employed as miners with coal production steadily declining in the years after

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  • Coal miner killed in southern Illinois World Socialist

    Nov 09 2013 A southern Illinois coal miner was crushed in a wall collapse Monday bringing to 19 the number of US miners killed on the job this year and five in the past month

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  • Southern Illinois Miners

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  • Mt Olive Illinois More Coal on Route 66 Legends of

    Coal mining in the area began to attract immigrants by the hundreds to work in the many mines While mining brought prosperity to southern Illinois it also brought violence property damage and grief when turmoil began to rage between union activists and the mine owners

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  • What does the future hold for coal mines in Illinois

    Jan 28 2020 Coal was first mined along the 400milelong Illinois coal basin which covers parts of Illinois Indiana and western Kentucky by settlers in the 1800s According to the Illinois Coal Association ICA coal was being mined in at least 52 of the regions 102 counties by the 1900s nine of which produced more than one million tonnes a year

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  • History Western Fuels Association

    Ongoing study of an underground mine in southern Illinois to supply coal to Sikeston and KCBPU Brushy Creek Mine Nearman and Sikeston Stations under construction 1978 Order the first railcars 242 Western FuelsIllinois Inc started construction ofthe Brushy Creek Mine underground 1979

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  • Franklin CountyILLINOIS 18891996 DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES

    18891996 DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES Franklin County Illinois COMPANY NAME MINE NAME TYPE YEARS OPERATED LOCATION SOUTHERN GEM COAL CO SOUTHERN GEM 2 SHAFT 19191927 Denning Twp Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group

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  • Bloody Williamsons History of Mine Massacres Marion

    Bloody Williamsons History of Mine Massacres Posted on May 30 2013 by wcihs September 18 2013 From well before the turn of the century coal became king in Southern Illinois and reshaped the economies and landscape of many counties Williamson County among them Coal mining has always been part and parcel of the lives and livelihoods of

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  • Illinois Digital Archives State History

    Strip mining was first introduced in the Danville Illinois area in the mid 1800s and it was tried in the early 1900s in the Wilmington Coal Fields but it wasnt until the end of the 1920s that strip mining became commercially successful in this area

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  • Learn Your Illinois Civil War History Info Resources

    Fluorite mines in southern Illinois were very active during the 1950s and 1960s More than 4500 coal mines have been in operation since commercial mining started in Illinois in about 1810 At one time Illinois was the top producer of fluorite in the United States

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  • Southern IL Coal Mine Subsidence Presentation Marino

    Mine Subsidence is an issue on the minds of all that live and work in Southern Illinois As the coal mines of the 1800s continue to age the likelihood of subsidence increases The evenings presentations will include MetroEast mining history an overview of mining mine collapse surface subsidence subsidence damage and remediation

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    Rea 47 says Birger came along at a time in Southern Illinois history when immigrants working in the coal mines needed protection against a Klan that not only hated blacks but foreigners and Catholics Even the U S marshal in Saline County was a Klansman

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