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For purposes of History and Genealogy, we have limited this compilation to Underground Coal Mines.
Mine Type 1
Underground mines are either "shaft," "slope," or "drift" which refers to the type of opening used to remove the coal from the mine.
      In shaft mines the coal is removed through a vertical shaft.
      Slope designates mines in which the coal is removed via a sloping incline from the ground surface to the mining level. In slope mines, miners and equipment may use either the slope or a vertical shaft to get into the mine.
      A drift mine is an underground mine that is excavated where the coal outcrops in the side of a bluff or the highwall of a surface mine.
      The mine type for surface mines is "strip" because these mines are more commonly called "strip mines."

Raker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 4 East, Section 7
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Raker Coal Mine   Charles Raker Coal Company   1934 - 1942
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2112 ]
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Raker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 5 East, Section 7
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pine Ridge Coal Mine   Pine Ridge Mine
Robert Raker
  1936 - 1940
Raker Coal Mine   Delia Raker   1941 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2124 ]

Rapatee Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 3 East, Section 3
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rapatee Coal Mine   Rapatee Coal Company   1934 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2237 ]

Rawalt Coal Mines
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Rawalt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 2
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rawalt Coal Mine   Rawalt Coal Company   1918 - 1947
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2198 ]
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Rawalt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 36
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rawalt Coal Mine   Rawalt Coal Company   1918 - 1947
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2206 ]
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Rawalt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 5 East, Section 7
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pearson Coal Mine   Ed Pearson   1938 - 1945
Rawalt Coal Mine   Rawalt Coal Company   1945 - 1953
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4169 ]

Reed Coal Mine
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Reed Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 28
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reed Coal Mine   E. A. Reed Coal Company   1933 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2221 ]
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Reed Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 27
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reed Coal Mine No. 2   Reed Coal Company   About 1936
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2220 ]
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Reed Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 27
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reed Coal Mine   Reed Coal Company   1939 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4971 ]
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Reed Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 28
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reed Coal Mine   Johnson & Son   1937 - 1938
Reed Coal Mine   Johnson & Fasiotto   1938 - 1940
Reed Coal Mine   Kline & Newburn   1940
Reed Coal Mine   Harold Reneau   1940 - 1941
? Reed Coal Mine   O. E. Johnson   1941 - 1943
Reed Coal Mine   Reneau Brothers   1941
? Reed Coal Mine   Sam Riley   1941 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4974 ]

Reynolds Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 30
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reynolds Coal Mine   Reynolds   Unknown
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5021 ]

Rice Lake Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 5 East, Section 21
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rice Lake Coal Mine   Rice Lake Coal Company   1934 - 1942
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2141 ]

Richards Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 5 East, Section 7
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Deary Coal Mine   George Deary   1934 - 1937
Richards Coal Mine   Walter Richards   1937 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2122 ]

Riley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 27
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Riley Coal Mine   J. R. Riley   1904 - 1912
[ Source - No. 1, Index 736 ]

Roach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 1 East, Section 3
Mine Name Operated By Years
Roach Coal Mine   Asa Roach   1928 - 1934
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2225 ]

Road Side Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 36
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Road Side Coal Mine   Road Side Coal Company   1939 - 1940
Road Side Coal Mine   Threll Yocum   1940 - 1942
Road Side Coal Mine   Road Side Coal Company   1942 - 1953
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2176 ]

Robinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 8
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thomas Coal Mine   A. H. Thomas   1936 - 1939
Robinson Coal Mine   L. B. Robinson   1939 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2100 ]

Rodiss Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rodiss Coal Mine   R. Rodiss   prior to 1885
1885 Annual Coal Report 2
      There are also two small mines one and one-half mile east of Ipava on the C., B. & Q. R. R., operated by E. Miles and R. Rodiss. The latter has secured an escape and is otherwise in good working order.

Rutherford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 8
This is a drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rutherford Coal Mine No. 2   William Rutherford Coal Company   1882 - 1896
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2130 ]
1885 Annual Coal Report 2
Rutherford Mines.
      These are two drifts located two miles north of Cuba, on a switch from the Wabash railroad, developing seams 5 and 6, which are here only eleven feet apart. The latter seam has a thickness of six feet and is very regular, with a limestone roof affording safe mining, but the ventilation was defective, depending on natural forces. The owners were notified to improve it by the erection of a furnace.
      The other drift, located about 200 yards from the above, has been improved by fixing the air stoppages and making a traveling way to the escape drift. The coal dump at this place, the barn and two mules were consumed by fire on the night of May 18. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Wm. Rutherford, Jr., Superintendent.
Geo. Rutherford, Mine Manager.
 
1897 Annual Coal Report 8
      At Cuba, Fulton county, the mine operated by Wm. Rutherford & Co., in the month of November closed down for lack of orders, and the intention of Mr. Rutherford was that the suspension should be permanent, but Mr. Radford, the mine manager and a stock holder in the mine, did not approve of this action, and he, in company with four other miners, leased the mine and started operation again, the intention being to produce cheaper coal and sell at cheaper rates. But shortly after they had resumed operation, on January 12, the boiler used to generate steam for the hoisting and pumping machinery, exploded; fortunately no one was injured. The boiler was new, only a little over a year from the Peoria shops, and was a two-flue boiler, forty-two inches in diameter, built of steel plates five-sixteenths of an inch thick, and at the time it exploded was only sustaining a pressure of 80 pounds, as registered on the pressure gauge aud observed by the engineer who had just left the boiler room a moment prior to the explosion. An inspection of the ruptured plate of the boiler showed that along the water line, vertically over the fire, the inner side of the plate was eaten away to a thickness of one sixteenth of an inch at some places, and this was where it gave way. A certificate of inspection of this boiler, dated October 5, was filled out by one Thomas Judd and sent to the mine inspector, showing that the boiler had been subjected to a hydrostatic pressure of 160 pounds, and was pronounced to be in a safe condition to be operated at 80 pounds. Bad water from the mine, that had to be used in this boiler, was the cause of its destruction. The pumps, rails, cars and mules were withdrawn and the mine abandoned and allowed to fill with water. Mr. Radford and his company went north a quarter of a mile into a ravine and tapped the same seam with a slope, built a new tipple midway between the old shaft and the new slope and hauled the mine cars on the surface to the new dump, but when they had got under fair headway the railroad company refused to haul any coal out over the switch unless they would put new ties under the rails and keep the road in repair which they had not formerly been required to do. As they could not afford to do this, t he whole thing was abandoned and the property sold and removed from the premises. For this reason this mine is not reported as a producer of coal.

St. David Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 16
An drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Big Creek Coal Mine No. 2   Big Creek Coal Company   1905 - 1920
Big Creek Coal Mine No. 22   Big Creek Coal Company   1920 - 1924
Saline County Coal Mine No. 22   Saline County Coal Company   1924 - 1928
St. David Coal Mine No. 1
      as a "strip" mine
  Truax Traer Coal Company   1929 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 31 ]
1905 Annual Coal Report 16
New Mine.
      The following constitutes in a general way a description of the equipment of mine No. 2 of the Big Creek Coal Company, located at St. David, Fulton county, including all machinery used in connection with the mining operations at this mine.
The Tipple
      The method of handling the coal is by means of a link-belt, machinery chain-haul, which operates on an incline of 2.5 per cent: the haul-up chain conveying the coal to an automatic Phillips cross-over dump; the empty cars are returned to the lower yards by means of a kick-back, an auxiliary and a down-haul chain; the chain-haul is operated by a 10 x l4-inch Houston. Stanwood & Gamble engine. The shaker-screens are of the Duncan type, and are driven by a 12 x l6-inch Atlas engine; the capacity of the chain-haul is from 2,200 to 2,500 tons per day of eight hours. The tipple is of mill construction covered with corrugated iron. An extension of 100 feet has recently been made to the tipple as a tramway at the end of which the slate is dumped from a height of about forty-five feet, the slate is handled in the same manner as the coal.
 
      The power house and the boiler room equipment consists of three sixty-six-inch by eighteen feet Kewanee boilers, a total of 345 horsepower: also one fifty-four inch Stilkvell heater, and one 10 x 6 x 12-inch Epping-Carpenter feed pump, also one 7 x 12 foot water tank The water for the boilers is obtained from Big Creek, being filtered before being admitted into a No. 4 Cameron pump, and forced into the tank, which is located in the boiler house; the two pumps located in the boiler house and in the pumping station in connection with the tank, furnish fire protection for the entire plant.
      The generator room consists of one 100 Kilowatt Goodman generator, which is driven by a 16 x l6-inch McEwen engine, having a 168 horsepower. This equipment furnishes the power for a twelve-ton Goodman motor and also the lighting for the entire plant. This room is so constructed that the machinery can be duplicated at any time; in the same building is located the blacksmith and repair shops, an electrical store room, also a general supply room.
The Fan House
      This building is located on the top of a hill some 500 feet from the power house. The fan is of the Duncan type, twenty-two feet in diameter, and is driven by a 14 x 20-inch Atlas engine; the steam is conveyed to this engine from the powerhouse, underground, and the exhaust is returned by an overhead main to the wash house, furnishing water to the miners for washing.
      The other buildings, which constitute a portion of this plant, are the powder house, oil house, pumping station, wash house, mule barn, miners barn, office building, and residences. Plate 1 gives a general plan of the yards and buildings. Following is a general description of the mine and the equipment for handling the coal.
      The arrangements for handling the coal from the mine to the tipple consists, at the present time, of one twelve-ton Goodman motor and about 300 pit cars, of a average capacity of from 3,300 to 3,500 pounds: the coal is gathered from the rooms in cars which are hauled by mules to the partings, where the cars are readily accessible to be attached to the motor; the conditions for thus handling the coal are very favorable, the entrance being located on the low side of the dip. which has a rise of about ten feet to the mile, in a north-westerly direction from the entrance, giving all the advantage possible in favor of the hauling of the loads. The motor can handle very easily, on a single trip, from sixty to eighty cars. From the entrance of the mine to the foot of the incline the loaded tracks are on about a 1½ per cent grade, and can be easily handled on this grade; on the empty tracks the grade is about 1¼ per cent.
      The water in the mine is handled by means of a No. 7 Knowles pump, which is located immediately between the air shaft and the main entry, where the water is pumped into a 13-inch sewer that extends some 500 feet inside of the mine. Plate 2 gives a general idea of the layout of the inside of the mine.
      All the different departments of the mine, as well as the inside of the mine also the different mines owned by this company, are connected directly with the main office by an independent telephone system which brings the entire system in close communication. The company has under consideration and will probably construct within the next year another outlet to the mine with increased facilities and trackage for handling the coal outside of the mine.
Drawing 1 of mine
 
Drawing 2 of mine
1912 Annual Coal Report 23
Improvements.
      The Big Creek Coal Company, St. David, has sunk a new air-shaft near the face of the workings, also increased the number of refuge places on haulage roadways.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report 25 Mine Fires.
      On the evening of August 5, 1913, fire destroyed the tipple and office and the greater portion of the power-house and boiler-room at the Big Creek Mine No. 2, St. David, Fulton County. Rebuilding was begun at once and mining operations resumed about December 1, 1913.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Big Creek Coal Company at mine No. 2, St. David, Fulton County, in the reconstruction of the tipple after the fire, made some important changes. A new and larger shaker screen has been installed, the width of the upper portion of the tipple building increased by 4 feet, giving considerable more room for handling the coal and also facilitating repair work around the shaker screens. A number of improvements were also made in the reconstruction of the power house, a blower fan was installed for use in the engine and boiler house, a 1 -horsepower motor running 1,725 revolutions per minute, and driving a No. 4 Champion blower, was put in; the air is conducted through main lines to a drop connection at the front of each boiler for the use of the firemen; also a connection for each generator to prevent the dust from collecting and for cooling purposes. An exhaust steam condensing system has been put in operation, to be used in connection with the softening plant. A 50-pound power hammer was installed for sharpening machine bits and other tools.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 27
Improvements.
      Big Creek Coal Company. At Mine No. 2, St. David, the company is putting in a passing parting, 500 feet long, for the motors to pass. This is a drift mine and two ten-ton motors pull the coal from the inside parting to the outside, a distance of about two miles.

Scott Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Scott Coal Mine   Ben Scott   1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5006 ]

Sandy Hook Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 3 East, Section 20
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
E & F Coal Mine   Essex & Fritz   1923 - 1927
Sandy Hook Coal Mine No. 1   Stevenson Coal Company   1927 - 1939
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2192 ]

Shaeffer & Munroe Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 26
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ford & Munson Coal Mine No. 1   Ford & Munson   1936 - 1939
Shaeffer & Munroe Coal Mine   Shaeffer & Munroe   1939
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2169 ]

Shaffer Coal Mines
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Shaffer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 2 East, Section 15
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shaffer Coal Mine   Carl Shaffer   1932 - 1944
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2090 ]
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Shaffer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 2 East, Section 1
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shaffer Coal Mine   Shaffer Brothers Company   1948 - 1950
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4989 ]

Shinifield Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 4 East, Section 12
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hilltop Coal Mine   Hilltop Mine   1938 - 1940
Hilltop Coal Mine   Dewey Birchfield   1940 - 1941
Hilltop Coal Mine   Laurence Coal Company   1941 - 1942
Hilltop Coal Mine   Floyd D. Miller   1942 - 1943
Shinifield Coal Mine   Floyd D. Miller   1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4997 ]

Shuler & Long Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 31
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wenzelman Coal Mine   G. Wenzelman   1916 - 1922
Shuler & Long Coal Mine   Shuler & Long Coal Company   1922 - 1927
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2202 ]

Silver Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 4 East, Section 4
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Silver Creek Coal Mine No. 1   Silver Creek Colliery Company   1910 - 1918
[ Source - No. 1, Index 112 ]
1911 Annual Coal Report 22
New Mines.
      The Silver Creek Colliery Company's mine No. 1, went into operation in November 1910. The mine is located about three miles west of Farmington, Fulton county, on the line of the Iowa Central Railroad, with which it is connected by a spur track, about one-fourth of a mile in length, and the product of the mine will be shipped over that road.
 
Improvements.
      Silver Creek Coal Company, Farmington, has made the escapement shaft fire-proof by replacing the wooden stairways with iron ones. The hoisting shaft and bottom parting have been made fire-proof. They have secured the necessary number of fire buckets and extinguishers.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Silver Creek Colliery Company, Farmington, Fulton County, is installing a 10-ton motor for transporting coal from either side of the shaft to the bottom. The main parting has been extended 350 feet from the bottom of the shaft west, steel I-beams being used the greater part of the way. This parting is the full width of the bottom the entire distance. The dirt dump has been completed and the company intends to clean out all air courses, thereby improving the working condition of the mine.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 27
Improvements.
      The Silver Creek Colliery Company, at Farmington, has added a ten- ton electric motor for the underground haulage, concreted the shaft with cement blocks, remodeled the bottom of the shaft and graded same on west side for a distance of 450 feet, thereby allowing the loads to run to the cage without any manual appliances whatever. A new coal crusher, 30 by 36, driven by a 40-horsepower motor (connecting belt 15 feet long) has been installed and the yard room for loaded cars has been enlarged.

Simmons Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 4 East, Section 14
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simmons Coal Mine   Simmons Coal Company   1908 - 1926
[ Source - No. 1, Index 116 ]
1906 Annual Coal Report 17
Prospective Mines
      The Simmons Coal Co. has begun the opening of a new mine about one and a half miles north of Canton, Fulton county. The main shaft struck the No. 5 seam at a depth of 124 feet.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report 18
New Mines.
      The Simmons Coal Co. has opened a new mine one and a half miles north of Canton on the C. B. & Q. R. R. and began mining coal for shipment. July 1,1907. The No. 5 seam was reached at a depth of about 130 feet. The mine is equipped with all the modern improvements and when fully developed will add materially to the output of Fulton county.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 19
New Mines.
      A new mine from which reports has been received for the first time is the Simmons Coal Company, Canton,
 
1912 Annual Coal Report 23
Improvements.
      Mr. Thomas Simmons, president of the Simmons Coal Company, Canton, has invented a very simple and inexpensive automatic device to lock the surface landing gates, when the cages are away. When the cage is at the surface landing the gate is unlocked; when the cage is moved the gate is locked and cannot be opened until the cage is stopped at the landing. The purpose of this invention is to prevent the possibility of pushing a car, or a person falling, down the shaft. Mr. Simmons has secured no patent on this invention. He says that if it will save life and limb, he desires that all shall have the privilege of using it.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Simmons Coal Company, Canton, Fulton County, has just recently installed mining machines at their mine, which is proving very satisfactory. They have been bothered considerably at this mine with the fire-clay shooting up while firing shots, but the use of the machines will eliminate to a great extent the trouble they have had in the past. A 10-ton electric motor has been put in which hauls all the coal from both sides of the shaft to the bottom and will take care of the total product, which is about 1,200 tons per day of eight hours.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 27
Improvements.
      The Simmons Coal Company, Canton, has added four new mining machines to the underground equipment.

Simpson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 25
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simpson Coal Mine   Elmer Simpson   1936 - 1939
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2144 ]

Smallberger Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 5 East, Section 1
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smallberger Coal Mine   Walter Smallberger   1936 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2179 ]

Smith Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 1 East, Section 33
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Coal Mine   Joe E. Smith
Big 4 Coal Company
  1931 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5032 ]

Smithfield Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smithfield Coal Mine No. 1   Smithfield Coal Company   1959 - 1960
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4985 ]

Spoon River Coal Mines
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Spoon River Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 2 East, Section 28
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Spoon River Coal Mine No. 1   Spoon River Coal Company   1903 - 1923
Spoon River Coal Mine   Ellisville Coal Company   1923 - 1925
[ Source - No. 1, Index105 ]
1912 Annual Coal Report 23
Improvements.
      Spoon River Coal Company, Mayton; better ventilation and safety to the men working in this mine has been secured by the sinking of a new air and escapement shaft near the working face on the north side.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Spoon River Coal Company, Ellisville, Fulton County, has installed two 7-ton gasoline motors, which is giving entire satisfaction and has greatly increased the output. The company is equipping the mine with roller-bearing pit cars.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 27
Improvements.
      The Spoon River Coal Company at Maton, Fulton County, has installed electric haulage in place of the gasoline motor formerly used.
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Spoon River Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 2 East, Section 15
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Spoon River Coal Mine   Spoon River Coal Company   1934 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index12230 ]

Spring Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 2 East, Section 15
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Spring Coal Mine   George Spring   1932
[ Source - No. 1, Index 525 ]

Stambaugh Coal Mines
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Stambaugh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 34
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stambaugh Coal Mine   George H. Stambaugh   1933 - 1945
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2105 ]
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Stambaugh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 2 East, Section 5
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stambaugh Coal Mine   G. Stambaugh   1940 - 1945
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5040 ]

Standard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section ? 23 ?
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bucher Coal Mine   Ezra G. Bucher   1924 - 1925
Bucher Coal Mine   A. W. Hickle   1925 - 1926
Standard Coal Mine   Standard Fuel Company   1924 - 1925
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2077 ]

Star Coal Mines
1912 Annual Coal Report 23
Improvements.
      Mines Nos. 1, 2 and 3, of the Star Coal Company, Cuba, have been improved by cleaning out aircourses and passageways to escapement. Lawful refuge places have been made and better ventilation secured in Nos. 1 and 2 mines.
 
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Star Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 17
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine No. 1   Star Coal Company   1905 - 1914
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2135 ]
1913 Annual Coal Report 24
Mine Fires
      On the evening of April 20, 1913, the engine, boiler-house and tramway of the Star Coal Company's Mine No. 1, Cuba, Fulton County, was destroyed by fire. Origin of the fire unknown.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report 25 Abandoned Mines.
      Star Coal Company No. 1, Cuba
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Star Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 8
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine No. 2   Star Coal Company   1908 - 1919
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2129 ]
1908 Annual Coal Report 19
New Mines.
      In Fulton county the Star Coal Company has opened a new mine at Fiatt.
      A new mine from which reports has been received for the first time is Mine No. 2 of the Star Coal, Company, Cuba.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report 23
Fire.
      The tipple of the Star Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Cuba, Fulton County, was struck by lightning and burned down, May 7, 1912.
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1911 Annual Coal Report 22
Temporary Suspensions of Mines
      The summer of 1911 has been an extremely dull one for the coal trade. In the second district the following shipping mines have been closed during the summer months for want of trade to keep them going:
In Fulton County --
The Star Coal Company's mines Nos. 2 and 3 at Cuba;
It is fair to assume, however, that in the early fall these mines will again be put in active operation.
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Star Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 30
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine No. 3   Star Coal Company   1909 - 1922
[ Source - No. 1, Index 250 ]
1909 Annual Coal Report 20 New Mines.
      The Star Coal Company of Galesburg has opened a new mine at Fiatt on the C, B. & Q. Railway about five miles north of Cuba.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report 24
Mine Fires
      At midnight of November 4, 1912, the engine-house and part of the tower at the Star Coal Company's Mine No. 3, Cuba, was destroyed by fire. Origin of the fire unknown.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Star Coal Company has installed a new tail-rope haulage in No. 3 mine, Cuba, Fulton County, which is giving entire satisfaction and has greatly increased the output. This company is now putting in a new slope at Parville.
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Star Coal Mine No. 4
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine No. 4   Star Coal Company   1909 - 1916
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4190 ]

Stirrat Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
An underground mine.
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 2
Jas. Stirrat
      Jas. Stirrat is operating a shaft one mile northwest of Cuba. The product of this mine is hauled by mules over a tramway to the dump, on the Wabash railroad. The condition of this mine was fair. The roadways were wet but secure, and the ventilation good. Guards have been placed around shaft opening.
Jas. Stirrat, Proprietor and Superintendent.
Thos. Jones, Mine Manager.

Stockham Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stockham Coal Mine   Roy Stockham   1940 - 1942
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5003 ]

Street Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 3 East, Section 27
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Street Coal Mine   George Street   1934 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2241 ]

Strode Coal Mines
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Strode Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 25
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hare Coal Mine   Hare Coal Company   1936 - 1937
I Coal Mine   Joe Zaborac   1937 - 1939
Strode Coal Mine   Frank Strode   1939 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2145 ]
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Strode Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 35
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Strode Coal Mine   Strode Coal Company   1936 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2175 ]

Sugarville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 3 East, Section 35
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sugarville Coal Mine   Sugarville Coal Company   1935 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2196 ]

Sunnyside Coal Mines
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Sunnyside Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 4 East, Section 20
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside Coal Mine   Dyer Clark   About 1923
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4189 ]
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Sunnyside Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 19
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1933 - 1942
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2137 ]

Surroz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 3 East, Section 20
Mine Name Operated By Years
Surroz Coal Mine   Surroz   About 1928
[ Source - No. 1, Index 743 ]

Taylor Coal Mines
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Taylor Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 1 East, Section 19
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Taylor Coal Mine   Sam (Charles) Taylor   1910 - 1919
[ Source - No. 1, Index 248 ]
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Taylor Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 35
Mine Name Operated By Years
Taylor Coal Mine No. 1   Taylor Coal Company   1962 - 1963
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4191 ]

Taylor & Peck Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
 
1900 Annual Coal Report 11
Improvements.
      Taylor & Peck, Cuba, Fulton county, have put in a new fan to replace the furnace that had been used in their mine for a number of years; this also gives good satisfaction, and is a great improvement over the old system of ventilation. The firm has also provided for a new dump at each of their mines, which greatly improves the conditions around the mines.

Thompson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 5 East, Section 1
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thompson Coal Mine   Thompson Brothers Coal Company   1931 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2181 ]

Tomlivich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 15
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tomlivich Coal Mine   Tony Tonlivich   1927 - 1929
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2157 ]

Traynor Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 4
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yocum Coal Mine   Jerry Yocum   1936 - 1938
Traynor Coal Mine   Joe Traynor   1938 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2158 ]

Turkey Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 2 East, Section 27
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Turkey Creek Coal Mine   Turkey Creek Mine   Unknown
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4992 ]

Van Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Van Ach Coal Mine   August Van Ach   1932 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4960 ]

Van Winkle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 1 East, Section 19
An underground mine, at a depth of 40 feet
 
1898 Annual Coal Report 9
New Mines.
      George Van Winkle, of Avon, has sunk a shaft down to the No. 1 seam. It is located at his brickyard, and is intended to furnish coal for making brick and also for the local trade. The seam is about 30 inches thick and about 40 feet below the surface.

Vaughn & Baer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Vaughn & Baer Coal Mine   Vaughn & Baer   1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 5002 ]

Walker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 2 East, Section 20
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walker Coal Mine   Walker Coal Company   Unknown
[ Source - No. 1, Index 4991 ]

Walters Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section 22
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walters Coal Mine   Jay Walters   1934 - 1937
West End Coal Mine   West End Coal Company   1934 - 1937
Walters Coal Mine   Jay Walters   1938 - 1939
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2078 ]

Walton & Mendenhall Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 26
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pribble Coal Mine   William Pribble   1936 - 1938
Walton & Mendenhall Coal Mine   Walton & Mendenhall   1938 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2102 ]

Weese Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 27
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Otter Creek Coal Mine   Otter Creek Valley Mine   1939 - 1940
Weese Coal Mine   Wade Weese   1940 - 1941
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2103 ]

Wells Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 4
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wells Coal Mine   Joe Wells   1936 - 1937
Savill Coal Mine   Leonard Savill   1937 - 1938
Wells Coal Mine   Joe H. Wells   1938 - 1939
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2153 ]

Wesley Coal Mine
1906 Annual Coal Report 17
New Mines
      George Wesley has sunk a shaft at Farmington, Fulton county, which is intended for the local trade.

West Canton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
An underground mine, at a depth of 80 feet
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 2
The West Canton Coal Co.
      This is a shaft located two miles west of Canton, on the Wabash R. R., 80 feet deep. The escape shaft at this mine was not available, owing to the crumbling away of the wall, which was subsequently overhauled and made safe. This mine formerly employed about 75 men, the highest number now being employed being only about twenty in winter and seven in summer, which is gradually becoming less for lack of trade. The ventilation was very unsatisfactory, as it was produced soley from the exhaust from a steam pump.
J. B. Allen, Superintendent.
Thos. Luckley, Mine Manager.

West Cuba Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 19
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
West Cuba Coal Mine No. 1   Applegate & Lewis   1901 - 1908
[ Source - No. 1, Index 739 ]
1901 Annual Coal Report 12
New Mines
      Applegate & Lewis have sunk a new mine at Cuba, Fulton county, on the T. P. and W. R. R.; this is No. 5 seam, four feet and six inches in thickness, the coal is of good quality; this mine has more water than any other mine in this district; the mine is fitted with shaker screens and good machinery; it has an escapement shaft sunk and has a new 12-foot fan built over it, with a stairway for the men.
 
1902 Annual Coal Report 13
Improvements.
      The Applegate & Lewis Coal Co., of Cuba, Fulton county, is putting in a box-car loader.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 19
Abandoned Mines.
      May 12th the top works of the Applegate & Lewis Coal Company's mine, Cuba, was destroyed by fire; there not being a sufficient amount of coal left in the mine to justify rebuilding, the company decided to abandon the mine.

Western Coal Mines
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Western Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 15
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Western Coal Mine   Western Coal Company   1929 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2160 ]
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Western Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 3 East, Section 2
Mine Name Operated By Years
Western Coal Mine   Western Coal Company   Before 1930
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2236 ]

White Ash Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 8 North, Range 3 East, Section 27
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
White Ash Coal Mine   Pheasant Brothers   1935 - 1943
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2240 ]

Whitebreast Coal Mines
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Whitebreast Coal Mine "C"
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 23
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Emerson Coal Mine   Emerson Coal Company   1890 - 1891
Emerson Coal Mine   Emerson & Skinner   1890 - 1891
"C" Coal Mine   Whitebreast Fuel Company   1891 - 1906
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2168 ]
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Whitebreast Coal Mine "D"
Buckheart Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 29
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
"D" Coal Mine   Whitebreast Fuel Company   1890 - 1902
Buckheart Coal Mine   W. D. Myers   1907 - 1908
Buckheart Coal Mine   Big Creek Coal Company   1905 - 1908
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2173 ]
1900 Annual Coal Report 11
Improvements.
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co., Dunfermline, Fulton county, has put in a new fan at its Buckhart mine, at St. David; this improves the ventilation at that place.
 
1902 Annual Coal Report 13
Abandoned Mines.
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co., St. David, Fulton county, abandoned its mine D, May 1, 1902, having worked out all the leased coal land.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report 18
Business Changes.
      November 15, 1906, the Whitebreast Fuel Co., disposed of its D. Mine, located at St. David, Fulton county, to W. D. Myers of Canton, who is now operating it.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 19
Abandoned Mines.
      The mine known as Buckhart or "D" of the Whitebreast Fuel Company was abandoned April 1, 1908. This mine was located at St. David, Fulton county.
Business Changes.
      The Big Creek Coal Company, St. David, has purchased mine "D," formerly owned and operated by the Whitebreast Fuel Company, Dunfermline.
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Whitebreast Coal Mine "E"
Big Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 29
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
St. David Coal Mine No. 1   Taylor Williams   1884 - 1892
"E" Coal Mine   Whitebreast Fuel Company   1892 - 1907
Big Creek Coal Mine No. 4   Big Creek Coal Company   1908 - 1908
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2167 ]
1902 Annual Coal Report 13
Improvements.
      Communication between the escapement and hoisting shaft at the Whitebreast Fuel Co.'s mine E, Dunfermline, Fulton county, is now completed. The company has erected a 14-foot steel fan, enclosing it with fire proof material.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report 18
Improvements.
      The Whitebreast Fuel Company during the year installed electric haulage in its E. Mine at Dunfermline, Fulton county, which is doing effective work.
Business Changes.
      April 30, 1907 the Whitebreast Fuel Co., sold its mine E, located at Dunfermline, to the Big Creek Coal Company of St. David, this company is now operating this mine.
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Whitebreast Coal Mine "F"
Bryant Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 31
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bryant Coal Mine   Bryant Coal Company   1882 - 1887
Bryant Coal Mine   Watt & Carter   1888 - 1889
Bryant Coal Mine   Ashton Coal Company   1889 - 1892
Bryant Coal Mine   Whitebreast Fuel Company 'F'   1892 - 1894
Bryant Coal Mine   Central Coal Mining Company   1903 - 1905
Bryant Coal Mine No. 1   Big Creek Coal Company   1905 - 1906
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2171 ]
1897 Annual Coal Report 8
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co.'s mine, situated at Bryant, Fulton county, has remained closed for lack of business for the last two years.
 
1900 Annual Coal Report 11
Abandoned Mines
      the Whitebreast Fuel Co.'s mine at Bryant, Fulton county, has been abandoned; the switch scales and machinery have been removed. This mine has not produced any coal for five years, but has always been kept open.
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1893 Annual Coal Report 4
Improvements
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co., at Dunfermline, has put in two Murphy fans, six feet in diameter, on the air-shaft sunk at this mine last year. This additional ventilating power will give each side of the shaft separate air currents and a larger volume.
 
1896 Annual Coal Report 7
Improvements
The Whitebreast Fuel Company in their Dunfermline mine cleaned out the intake airway on the north side of that mine and re-timbered it for a distance of about 80 yards. This greatly improved the ventilation on that side of the shaft.
 
1898 Annual Coal Report 9
      At the Whitebreast Fuel Co.'s mine at Dunfermline there are two machines, worked with compressed air. The machines cut the coal from top to bottom, or perpendicularly in the middle; then the coal is blasted from each side of the cut. The machine runners and helpers are paid by the day, but all other work is done by the gross ton, for which the miners receive 31 cents. The miners claimed that they could not make living wages at that price, so on the 25th of May last they came out on a strike. There were about 30 miners employed behind the machines and they were all that were involved in this trouble, as the hand miners remained at work. After being idle about five weeks the company employed other men by the day to do the work, and they are still working that way, but the controversy is still unsettled. Some of the old men have received work at hand-mining and some have gone away. At the present time there are only five men unemployed.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report 10
Mine Fires.
      On the morning of August 20, 1898, the boiler house at the Whitebreast Fuel Company's mine, Dunfermline, Fulton county, was discovered to be on fire. With hard fighting the fire was confined to the boiler room, which was entirely destroyed, together with the boiler fittings. A new boiler room has been built of fire proof material.
 
1901 Annual Coal Report 12
New Mines
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co. has sunk a new shaft at Dunfermline, Fulton county, and is now fitting it up; the tower is steel, and the engine room and boiler rooms are built of fire-proof material; the escapement shaft has been sunk and work is progressing to make communication between the two shafts; this will be one of the best equipped mines in this district.
 
1902 Annual Coal Report 13
      The Whitebreast Fuel Co., Dunfermline, Fulton county, has erected a modern steel tower or head gear, equipped with dumping cages and weigh pan. This property was described in the report of my predecessor; it is the only mine having a steel tower in the district.

Wickert Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 29
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wickert Coal Mine   Conrad Wickert   1932
[ Source - No. 1, Index 522 ]

Williams Coal Mines
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Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 21
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine No. 1   E. E. Williams   1883 - 1884
Williams Coal Mine No. 2   Taylor Williams   1884 - 1885
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2166 ]
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Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 7
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   Joe Williams   Unknown
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2207 ]
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1914 Annual Coal Report 25
New Mines. : J. W. Williams, Fiatt
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 27
New Mines. -- The following are the new or reopened mines: Charles Williams, Fairview

Wilson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section 23
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   Joseph Wilson   1900 - 1917
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2081 ]
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Wilson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 3 North, Range 3 East, Section 3
A drift mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   Thomas E. Wilson   1915 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 520 ]

Woodford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 4 North, Range 2 East, Section 8
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Woodford Coal Mine   W. S. Woodford   1932 - 1933
[ Source - No. 1, Index 521 ]

Wyman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County
A slope mine.
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 2
The Wyman Coal Co.
      This is a slope, located about half a mile northeast of St. David. It was shut down in April for want of trade. It was in good condition, and an escapement had been secured by driving out to the surface. J. M. Armsteid, Proprietor and Superintendent.
Hugh Ritson, Mine Manager.

Yocum Coal Mines
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Yocum Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 3 East, Section 22
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yocum Coal Mine   J. K. Yocum   1902 - 1907
[ Source - No. 1, Index 741 ]
1902 Annual Coal Report 13
Improvements.
      James K. Yocum & Son, Lewistown, Fulton county, has had their escapement shafts sunk for some time, but failed to supply them with stairways until notified by the inspector. The stairways have been put in, in compliance with the law.
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Yocum Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 5 North, Range 3 East, Section 4
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yocum Coal Mine   Yocum & Son   1903 - 1905
Yocum Coal Mine   J. K. Yocum   1905 - 1911
Yocum Coal Mine
    as a "slope" mine"
  Floyd Yocum   1911 - 1912
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2109 ]
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Yocum Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 5 East, Section 7
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yocum Coal Mine   Jerry Yocum & Sons   1936 - 1945
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2183 ]
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Yocum Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Section 13
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Haggerty Coal Mine   Charles C. Haggerty   1936 - 1937
Yocum Coal Mine   Jerry Yocum & Sons   1937 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2212 ]

Zaborac Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Fulton County - Township 6 North, Range 4 East, Section 15
A slope mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zaborac Coal Mine   Albert Zaborac   1929 - 1940
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2161 ]

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