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Coal Mining and Labor Conflict – Energy History

Mining coal was incredibly dangerous work. During the industrial coal boom between 1880 and 1923, more than 70,000 miners died on the job. Many more perished from occupational diseases, but weren't tallied in official statistics. Miners were crushed to death in roof collapses, killed by gas explosions and by machinery, and more.

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PA Mining History

During 1997 over 73 million tons of bituminous coal was mined in Pennsylvania. More than 75% of the total production came from underground mines. The ratio of underground production versus total production has steadily increased over the past decade and is currently at levels not seen since the mid-1950s. The annual surface mining production ...

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The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot

April 25, 2017. Child coal miners with mules in Gary, West ia in 1908. Working conditions were brutal for coal miners, and unionization was violently suppressed. Library of Congress. The ...

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Old-Miner-Photos

Old Photographs of Miners. Barnesville Mine, Fairmont, West ia 1904. Coal Miners - Scranton, PA 1898. DL & W Woodward Mines First Aid Team - Kingston, PA 1915. Maryland Coal Co.Tipple Boys and Drivers - Sand Lick, WV. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners 1930s. Coal Miners - Hazleton, PA.

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Tennessee-Mines

Historically, Tennessee's most important mining products have been iron, bituminous coal, copper, lead, zinc, and phosphate. Iron ore was the most significant during early settlement years. Interest in the iron ore of the Western Highland Rim dates back to the 1790s and even earlier in the eastern mountains.

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Mining in West ia: A Capsule History

Coal is reported to have been mined as early as 1810 when a mine was operated near Wheeling, in the northern panhandle. The growth of the salt industry led to the opening of mines to supply furnace fuel during the 1820's and 1830's. The other coal fields in the state began to develop in the following two decades.

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31 Child Labor Photos That Expose The Ugly History Of American Coal

Early 20th-century America remains notorious for widespread use of child labor. By 1910, some 2 million kids between the ages of 5 to 15 were employed in the United States — and we're not talking about paper routes. Children were exposed to massive amounts of heat in the glass-making industry, the whirling heavy machinery in textile mills ...

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Coal mining | SangamonLink

Coal mining. For several years in the middle of the 20th century, Sangamon County was a leader among Illinois counties in the production of bituminous coal. Coal was discovered in Illinois as early as 1673, when French explorers Marquette and Joliet noted outcroppings of coal along the banks of the Illinois River between Ottawa and Starved …

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2,897 Vintage Coal Miner Stock Photos & High-Res …

Browse 2,897 vintage coal miner photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more photos and images.

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Historic photos: The coal mining era in Southern Illinois

Coal mining is an essential part of Southern Illinois' history. Explore 100 years of Southern Illinois coal mining in these photos from our archives. Watch Now: Southern Illinois 100 List No. 9

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West ia Mining | American Experience | Official …

Coal was the engine of American industrial progress at the beginning of the 20th century. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent 10 to 12 hours a day in coal mines, and ...

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Former Mining Communities of the Cherokee-Crawford Coal Field

Scammon (Scammonville) in Cherokee county, once an important mining community, was named for the Scammon brothers, who were early coal mine operators. Kirkwood and Croweburg, both in Crawford county, were named respectively for A. B. Kirkwood, a co-owner of the Wear Coal Company, and the Crowe Coal Company.

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These 11 Rare Photos Show Wyoming's Mining History Like Never Before

In fact, many of the structures in the abandoned mining camps and towns are still standing today. Damian Verley/Flickr. 9. These tramways were used to transport ore from the mine to the smelter in Encampment, Wyoming. Steve/Flickr. 10. Gold and silver mining drew families to the Kirwin area in the late 1800s.

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Coal Miner Records

The bulk of the stubs and cards date from 1937 through 1955, and all provide excellent genealogical data on rank-and-file miners and other mine workers who labored in the bituminous fields of western Pennsylvania. [Finding Aid] [Digital Images] Register of Mine Accidents, Anthracite, Bituminous and Non-coal, 1973-1989 {#43.53}

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Coal miners 1900s hi-res stock photography and …

RM2M18W32 – Coal mining - dodging travelling trams of coal. Early 20th century photograph of two miners, holding miners' lamps, sitting in a dugout to the side of the pit shaft to avoid being run over by trams transporting …

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

Over 15 billion tons of coal have been taken from Pennsylvania since mining began around 1760 (near Pittsburgh). The peak year of production was 1917, when 277 million tons were extracted. PA was the No. 1 coal mining state in the U.S.A. until West ia surpassed it in 1930. In 1992 Pennsylvania produced only 65 million tons of coal, but ...

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West ia Coal Mine Disasters – Legends of America

The Eccles mine disaster was an explosion of coal-seam methane on April 28, 1914, in Eccles, West ia. The explosion took the lives of at least 180 men and boys. The second worst mine explosion in the state occurred on April 28, 1914, at the New River Collieries Company's Number 5 mine in Eccles, West ia.

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Photo Gallery (current and historic WV mining)

Historical & Statistical Data /. Photo Gallery (current and historic WV mining) The drawing shown above of a large coal handling plant in southern West ia is taken from the 1964 West ia Department of Mines' Annual Report soft cover edition. Unless otherwise noted all photographs appearing in the following pages are from the files ...

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How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Morphed …

These new arrivals reflected changes in mining. The coal industry of the early 19th century had attracted miners from England, Scotland and Wales.

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"Giant Shovel on I-70"Ohio Strip Mine Fight: 1973

Dec 15, 1970: Front-page story in the New York Times with photo of strip mine damage in Belmont County, Ohio and story that prominently featured Ohio strip mining, environmental issues there, and the Hanna Coal Company. ... "Hanna Coal: The Early Years" (early mining equipment, 1939-1940s), The Coal Museum .

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Mining Lights and Hats | National Museum of American History

The early 20th century was the deadliest time for miners in the history of the United States. In 1907, Monongah mines number 6 and number 8 exploded, killing 362 miners. A fire in Cherry Mine in Cherry, Illinois killed 259 miners in 1909. In 1913 Stag Canon Mine number 2 in Dawson, New Mexico exploded killing 263 miners.

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Mining | Tennessee Encyclopedia

Historically, Tennessee's most important mining products have been iron, bituminous coal, copper, lead, zinc, and phosphate. Iron ore was the most significant during early settlement years. Interest in the iron ore of the Western Highland Rim dates back to the 1790s and even earlier in the eastern mountains.

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Photos: A look at coal mining in Southern Illinois history

Explore 100 years of Southern Illinois coal mining in these photos from our archives. A group of miners has just been brought up on the hoist in this 1915 photo at …

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These 11 Rare Photos Show Missouri's Mining History Like Never Before

The State Historical Society of Missouri. 6. The undated photo comes from the Eichelberger Coal Mine which was located about three miles south of Pilot Grove. The State Historical Society of Missouri. 7. Windlass mining was a popular technique for gold mining but here in Missouri it was used in lead mining.

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Underground Coal Mine Disasters 1900

Number of underground coal mine worker fatalities by type of disaster, 1900 through 2008 . Type incident Number of Events Number of Fatalities : Explosion 420 10,390 Fire 35 727 Haulage 21 145 Ground fall/Bump 14 92 Inundation 7 62 Other 17 199 : 2 . The major coal mine disasters are presented within three time periods: ...

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Coal miners 1900s hi-res stock photography and images

The early 20th century photograph shows men, women and children standing on the piled up waste material produced by the mine, they have paused from looking for coal to take home for fuel to look towards the …

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Incredible Photos of Colorado Mining Scenes

Leadville, Colorado street scene ca. 1879. California Gulch was one of the area's earliest important mining locations. The following photo shows early development in the gulch, around 1880. Mines of California Gulch (Leadville) ca. 1880. Carbonate Hill was one of Leadville's bonanza ore producing areas.

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43 Pictures That Show The Dust And Sweat Of Britain's Coal Mines

4. 1913. Heritage Images / Getty Images. (above) "A pit pony pulling a tub full of coal at Brinsley Colliery, Nottinghamshire. Coal was mined in the Eastwood area for nearly 700 years. Originally ...

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Vintage Photos of Coal Miners and the Brutal …

In this article, we present a collection of vintage photos that offer a glimpse into the daily struggles and hardships of coal miners in the early to the mid-20th century. These photographs capture miners at …

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Rock Springs, Wyoming | WyoHistory

Rock Springs, Wyo. traces its origins to a coal mine established there in 1868 to serve the still-building Union Pacific Railroad. Ever since, the town has been enriched by the people who came from …

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Photos: A look at coal mining in Southern Illinois history

Explore 100 years of Southern Illinois coal mining in these photos from our archives. A group of miners has just been brought up on the hoist in this 1915 photo at Orient 1. Coal miners of Freeman ...

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1800s Coal Mining Photos and Premium High Res …

VIDEO 890 1800s Coal Mining Stock Photos & High-Res Pictures Browse 890 1800s coal mining photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more photos …

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8,795 Historical Coal Mining Stock Photos & High-Res …

CREATIVE EDITORIAL VIDEO 8,795 Historical Coal Mining Stock Photos & High-Res Pictures Browse 8,795 historical coal mining photos and images available, or start a …

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Wyoming's First Coal Bust | WyoHistory

Wyoming's coal mining industry was secure until the early 1950s, when the Union Pacific switched to diesel-powered locomotives. Laid-off miners and their families struggled; little company towns disappeared. Eventually, trona mining expanded and replaced many of the coal jobs—and in the 1970s, coal came roaring back.

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19 Rare Vintage Photos That Show Kentucky's Coal …

19 Rare Vintage Photos That Show Kentucky's Coal Mining History Posted in Kentucky Events December 30, 2016 by Robin Jarvis These 19 Rare Photos Show …

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Coal | The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

The MK&T controlled the two largest mining companies in the Indian Territory coal industry. In the early 1870s McAlester sold his Oklahoma Mining Company to the Osage Coal and Mining Company, a larger concern that he and several partners had founded. Soon thereafter, the Katy acquired an interest in the firm and by 1888 owned it outright.

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The dangerous lives of Pennsylvania coal miners …

The early mines used the so-called "room-and-pillar" method, a mining system in which the mined material is extracted across a horizontal plane, creating horizontal arrays of rooms and pillars. Mines …

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Women in the Mine Towns | American Experience | PBS

In the Mine Wars that erupted in southern West ia over the first two decades of the 20th century, coal miners and coal companies in West ia clashed in a series of brutal conflicts over ...

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