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Ahlgren Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at depth of 25 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ahlgren Coal Mine   Emil Ahlgren   1901 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]
 
1901 29 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee
1903 30 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1907 9, 1908 10, 1909 34 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Emil Ahlgren, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
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Ahlgren Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ahlgren Coal Mine   Emil Ahlgren   1919 - 1920
[Source - Nos. 24, 42, 43]
 
1919 42, 1920 43 Emil Ahlgreen, Kewanee

Aldrich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 33 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Aldrich Coal Mine   M. M. Aldrich   prior to 1879 - 1883
[Source - Nos. 24, 25]
 
1883 25 M. M. Aldrich, Geneseo - Slope, 33 feet, 4 feet
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Aldrich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Aldrich Coal Mine   M. M. Aldrich   1898 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 24, 25, 28, 29]
 
1899 7 M. Aldrich, Geneseo - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 M. Aldrich, Geneseo - 10 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 M. M. Aldrich, Geneseo
1902 8 M. M. Aldrich, Geneseo

Alpha Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 14 North, Range 1 East, Section 33
A Slope Mine at a depth of 157 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Alpha Coal Mine   Alpha Coal Company   1950 - 1956
[Source - Nos. 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68]
 
1950 63, 1951 64, 1952 65, 1953 66, 1955 67, 1956 68 Alpha Coal Company, Alpha - Slope, 157 feet, 4½ feet
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Alpha No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 14 North, Range 1 East, Section 33
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 265 feet to 267 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Alpha Coal Mine   Shuler Coal Company   1922 - 1939
Alpha No. 1 Coal Mine   Alpha Coal Company   1939 - 1940
Alpha Coal Mine   Alpha No. 1 Coal Company   1939 - 1940
Alpha Coal Mine   Bugos-White Coal Company   1940 - 1957
Alpha No. 1 Coal Mine   Shuler Coal Company   1957 - 1965
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, ISGS Index # 232; 53 thru 74 incl., 78, 79, 80, 81]
 
1931 78, 1932 53 Schuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4.8 feet
1933 54, 1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 Shuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4 feet 8 inches
1939 18 Alpha Coal Company, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4 feet 8 inches
- Change of Name - Shuler Coal Co., to Alpha Coal Mine. Henry County.
1940 19 Alpha Coal Company No. 1, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4 feet 6 inches
1940 19 Bugos-White Coal Company, (Alpha Mine), Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4 feet
1941 20, 1942 57, 1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59, 1946 60, 1947 61, 1948 22, 1949 62, 1950 63, 1951 64, 1952 65, 1953 66, 1955 67, 1956 68 Bugos-White Coal Company, Alpha - Shaft, 267 feet, 4 feet 6 inches
1958 69, 1959 70, 1960 71, 1961 72, 1962 73, 1963 74, 1964 80, 1965 81 Shuler Coal Company, Alpha - Shaft, 267 feet, 4 feet 6 inches

Anderson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Anderson Coal Mine   M. J. Anderson,   1934
[Source - No. 15]
 
1934 15 M. J. Anderson, Galva

Armstrong & Welch Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Armstrong & Welch Coal Mine   Armstrong & Welch   1884
[Source - No. 1]
 
1884 1 Armstrong & Welch, Atkinson - Slope, 15 feet, 3 feet

Atkinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 20, NW SE NE
An Underground Slope / Drift Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atkinson Coal Mine   Matthew Atkinson   1891 - 1914
Atkinson Coal Mine   Atkinson Brothers   1914 - 1920
The last production was reported in 1920
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 5578; 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 75, 76, 77]
 
1893 3 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1894 4 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, 20 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Mathew Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, 40 feet, 4 feet
1897 6, 1898 76 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1899 7 Mat Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1900 28 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee - . . , 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 Matthew Atkinson, Kewanee
1903 30, 1904 31 Matt Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 15 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Mat Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1906 33, 1907 9 Mat Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Matt Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Matt Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 16 feet, 4 feet
1910 35, 1911 11 Mat. Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Matt Atkinson, Kewanee - Slope, 18 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Matt Atkinson, Kewanee
1914 37 Atkinson Brothers, Atkinson
- Change of Name - Matt Atkinson to Atkinson Brothers
1915 38 Atkinson Brothers, Kewanee
1916 39 Atkinson Brothers, Cambridge
1917 40 Atkinson Brothers, Cambridge - Slope, 60 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Atkinson Brothers, Cambridge
1919 42 Atkinson Brothers, Kewanee
1920 43 Atkinson Brothers, Cambridge
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Atkinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10, NW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atkinson Coal Mine   Louis Atkinson   1923 - 1927
The last production was reported in 1927
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 5591; 46]
 
1923 46 Louis Atkinson, Kewanee

Atkinson & Todd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atkinson Coal Mine   John Atkinson   1882 - 1889
Atkinson & Todd Coal Mine   Atkinson & Todd   1890
[Source - Nos. 2, 24, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 John Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 John Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, 30 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 John Atkinson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1890 2 Atkinson & Todd, Kewanee

Atlas Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 64 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atlas No. 1 Coal Mine   Atlas Coal Company   1902 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 8, 30, 31, 32]
 
1902 8 Atlas Coal Company No. 1, Galva
- New Mines -
      The Atlas Coal Co. of Galva, Henry county, sunk a shaft during the summer of 1901, and made railroad connections with the C., R. I. & P. R. R.
1903 30 Atlas Coal Company No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 64 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Atlas Coal Company No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 64 feet, 4 feet
- Mines Worked Out and Abandoned
      The Atlas Coal company's mine No. 2 located near Galva, Henry county, has been worked out and was abandoned April 1, 1904. Preparations are being made, however, by the same company for the opening of a new shaft near the location of the one abandoned. It is likely that it will be in operation by September, 1904.
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Atlas No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 61 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atlas No. 2 Coal Mine   Atlas Coal Company   1905 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 9, 32]
 
1905 32 Atlas Coal Company No. 16, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 - Mines Abandoned -
      The Atlas Coal Company's mine No. 2, located at Galva, Henry county, was worked out and abandoned May 11, 1907.
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Atlas No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 61 feet to 62 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atlas No. 3 Coal Mine   Atlas Coal Company   1906 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 9, 33]
 
1906 33 Atlas Coal Company No. 3, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Atlas Coal Company No. 3, Galva - Shaft, 62 feet, 4 feet
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Atlas No. 4 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 63 feet to 65 feetwith a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atlas No. 4 Coal Mine   Atlas Coal Company   1907 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 10, 11, 34, 35]
 
1908 10 Atlas Coal Company No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 63 feet, 4 feet
      - New Mines - Atlas Coal Company's shaft No. 4, located at Galva, Henry county went into active operation Sept. 1, 1907; It has switch connections with the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad.
1909 34 Atlas Coal Company No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 63 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Atlas Coal Company No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
- Mines Abandoned - The Atlas Coal Company's mine No. 4, located at Galva, Henry county was worked out and abandoned March 20, 1910.
1911 11 - Abandoned Mines - The Atlas Coal Company's mine No. 4, located at Galva, Henry county.

B. & H. Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
B. & H. Coal Mine   B. & H. Coal Company   1938 - 1940
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 24, 56]
 
1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19 B. & H. Coal Company, Coal Valley

Barlow Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 26 feet to 70 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Barlow Coal Mine   E. S. Barlow   1907 - 1912
Abandoned in 1913.
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 34, 35, 77]
 
1907 9 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 26 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 29 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 E. S. Barlow, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - E. S. Barlow, Kewanee

Bates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 29, SE NW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 55 feet to 73 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet 10 inches to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bates Coal Mine   William Bates   1882 - 1889
Bates Coal Mine   George H. Bates   1889 - 1890
Bates Coal Mine   Bates Brothers   1890 - 1912
The last production was reported on November 11, 1911
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 2425; 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 75, 76, 77]
 
1883 25 William Bates, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 William Bates, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 William Bates, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
      The shaft operated by William Bates, located about two miles north of the village [Kewanee], is one of the best managed local mines in the district.
1887 27 William Bates, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Bates Brothers, Kewnaee
1893 3 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 73 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 73 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 73 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 73 feet, 3 feet 10 inches
1897 6 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 73 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - 68 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Bates Brothers, Kewanee
1902 8 Bates Brothers, Kewanee
1903 30 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Bates Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - Bates Brothers, Kewanee
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Bates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 15, S½ NE NW
A Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Price, Bates & Son Coal Mine   Price, Bates & Son   1920
Bates Coal Mine   Bates Brothers   1926
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 5573; 43, 48]
 
1920 43 J. Price & Bates & Son, Kewanee
1926 48 Bates Brothers, Kewanee

Bates & Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 9, E½ NW
A Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bates & Price Coal Mine   Bates & Price   1933 - 1936
The last production was reported in 1936
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 5569; 54, 79]
 
1933 54, 1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79 Bates & Price, Kewanee

Becker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Becker Coal Mine   John Becker & Son   1905 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 9, 24, 32, 33]
 
1905 32 John Becker & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 John Becker & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 John Becker & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Bellrose, Edgar, Coal Mine
See : Red Arrow Coal Mine

Bennett & Crist Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bennett & Crist Coal Mine   Bennett & Crist   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Bennet & Crist, Geneseo

Black Diamond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 31, NW SE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 33 feet to 40 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Diamond Coal Mine   McFadyen & Fenno   1922 - 1924
The last production was reported in 1924
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, ISGS Index # 5598; 46]
 
1923 46, 1924 13 Black Diamond Mine, Colona
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Black Diamond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 12
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4.3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1934 - 1944
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Elmer Stone   1941 - 1944
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1942 - 1944
The last production was reported in 1944
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 20, 21, 24, ISGS Index # 2409; 55, 57, 79]
 
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55 Black Diamond Coal Company, Kewanee
1941 20 Elmer Stone, (Black Diamond), Kewanee
1942 57 Black Diamond Mine, Kewanee
1943 21 Black Diamond Coal Company, Kewanee

Black Fox Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Fox Coal Mine   Black Fox Coal Company   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Black Fox Coal Company, Carbon Cliff

Blackhawk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 16 North, Range 5 East, Section 34, W½
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Atkinson Coal Mine   Blackhawk Coal Company   1934 - 1935
The last production was reported in 1935
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 6645]

Black Hawk No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 21, SE NW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 100 feet with an average coal seam of 4.16 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Hawk No. 2 Coal Mine   Black Hawk Coal Company   1932 - 1946
Black Hawk No. 2 Coal Mine   Black Hawk Coal & Mining Company   1935 - 1936
Black Hawk No. 2 Coal Mine   Black Hawk Coal Company   1937 - 1946
Black Hawk No. 2 Coal Mine   Henry L. Dial   1947 - 1948
The last production was reported in 1948
Note : The mine at this location was also known as the Wildcat Mine.
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, ISGS Index # 2431; 53 thru 612 incl.]
 
1932 53, 1933 54, 1934 15, 1934 15, 1935 16, Black Hawk Coal Company, Orion
1935 16, 1936 79 Black Hawk Coal & Mining Company, Coal Valley
1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19 Black Hawk Coal Company, Coal Valley
1941 20 Black Hawk, Coal Valley
1942 57 Black Hawk Mine, Coal Valley
1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59, 1946 60 Black Hawk Company, Coal Valley
1947 61 Henry L. Dial Coal Company, Coal Valley

Blossomburg Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE SW NW
An Underground Slope or Drift Mine at a depth of 45 feet to 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4.33 feet to 5.83 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blossomburg Coal Mine   Stoddard & Bair   1895 - 1896
Blossomburg Coal Mine   Blossomburg Coal Company   1896 - 1897
Blossomburg Coal Mine   John McCaffrey   1897 - 1898
Blossomburg Coal Mine   Stoddard & Summerson   1898 - 1899
Blossomburg Coal Mine   John McCaffrey   1899 - 1901
The last production was reported in 1901
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 7, 24, ISGS Index # 252; 29]
 
1896 5 Stoddard & Bair, Blossomburg (P.O. Coal Valley) - Shaft, 60 feet 4½ feet
1897 6 Blossomburg Coal Company, Davenport, Iowa - Slope, 45 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1898 76 John McCaffrey, Davenport, Iowa - Slope, 45 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1899 7 Stoddard & Summerson, Blossomburg, Coal Valley - Slope, 45 feet, 4½ feet
1900 28 John McCaffrey (Blossomburg), Davenport, Ia. - 45 feet, 4½ feet
1901 29 John McCaffrey, Blossomburg
- Mines Abandoned -
      The mine heretofore operated by John McCaffrey, at Blossomburg, Henry county,was abandoned in October, 1900, temporarily and possibly permanently.

Boyd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
1884 - A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Boyd Coal Mine   Henry Boyd   1882 & 1884
[Source - Nos. 1, 24]
 
1884 1 Henry Boyd, Kewanee - Drift, 30 feet, 4½ feet

Boyd & Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Boyd & Price Coal Mine   Boyd & Price   1888
[Source - No. 24]

Brandt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brandt Coal Mine   William Brandt   1882
[Source - No. 24]

Briar Bluff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 22, SE NE NW
A Drift, Slope and 3 Shafts Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 75 feet with a seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Perry Coal Mine   Perry & Company
A. W. Perry
  prior to 1875 - 1884
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Coal Company   1893
The last production was reported in 1884
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 24, ISGS Index # 5605; 25]
 
1883 25 Perry & Company, Briar Bluff - Drift, 75 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Perry & Co., Briar Bluff - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
      The mine at Briar Bluff is owned and operated by Perry & Co., of Geneseo. The mine was closed February 15, owing to continued depression in the coal trade.
1890 2 Briar Bluff Coal Company, Briar Bluff
      - New Mines - The Briar Bluff Coal Co.'s mine, at Briar Bluff, Henry county. This mine was formerly operated by A. W. Perry, but has not been in opeation since 1884.
1893 3 Brair Bluff Coal Company, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
      - Mines Worked out and Abandoned - The mine operated by Briar Bluff Coal Company at Briar Bluff, Henry county
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Briar Bluff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Mine   1934
[Source - No. 15]
 
1934 15 Briar Bluff Mine, Geneseo

Cable & Keator Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Green River, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 37 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cable & Keator Coal Mine   Cable & Keator   prior to 1881 - 1883
[Source - Nos. 24, 25]
 
1883 25 Cable & Keator, Green River - Shaft, 37 feet, 4 feet

Cadigan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Donald & Flynn Coal Mine   Donald & Flynn   1898 - 1900
Cadigan Coal Mine   Maurice Cadigan   1900 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 24, 28, 29]
 
1899 7 Donald & Flynn, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1900 28 Donald & Flynn, Briar Bluff - . . , 3½ feet
1901 29 Maurice Cadagan, Briar's Bluff
1902 8 Maurice Cadigan, Briar Bluff

Cambridge Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Section 6
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 130 feet to 140 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 3 feet in thickness
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cambridge Coal Mine   James Fairlie & Company   1893
Cambridge Coal Mine   Fairlie & Sandor   1894 - 1895
Cambridge Coal Mine   James Fairlie   1896 - 1898
Cambridge Coal Mine   Fred Kenady   1899 - 1903
Cambridge Coal Mine   James Fairlie   1904 - 1905
Cambridge Coal Mine   Fairlie Brothers   1906 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 24, ISGS Index # 263; 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 75, 76]
 
1893 3 James Fairlie & Company, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1894 4 Fairlie & Sandor, Cambridge - Shaft, 135 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1895 75 Fairlie & Sandor, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 3 feet
1896 5 James Fairlie, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1897 6 James Fairlie, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1898 76 James Fairlie, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1899 7 Fred A. Kenady, Cambridge - 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1900 28 Fred Kenady, Cambridge - 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1901 29 Fred Kenady, Cambridge
1902 8 Fred Kenady, Cambridge
1903 30 Fred Kenady, Cambridge Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1904 31 James Fairlie, Cambridge - Shaft, 139 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1905 32 James Fairlie, Cambridge - Shaft, 139 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1906 33 Fairlie Brothers & Company, Cambridge - Shaft, 136 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1907 9 Fairlie Brothers & Company, Cambridge - Shaft, 136 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1908 10 Fairlie Brothers & Company, Cambridge - Shaft, 130 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1909 34 Fairlie Brothers & Company, Cambridge - Shaft, 136 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1910 35 Fairlie Brothers, Cambridge - Shaft, 140 feet, 2½ feet

Campbell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Green River, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 37 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Campbell Coal Mine   S. P. Campbell   1879 - 1880
[Source - No. 24]
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Campbell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Campbell Coal Mine   James Campbell   1884
[Source - No. 1]
 
1884 1 James Campbell, Atkinson - Slope, 15 feet, 3 feet

Carter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet to 70 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carter Coal Mine   Thomas Carter   1886 - 1888
Carter Coal Mine   Thomas Carter & Son   1888 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 27, 28, 29, 75, 76]
 
1887 27 Thomas Carter, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee
1893 3 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 70 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 70 feet, 4 feet
1896 5, 1897 6, 1898 76, 1899 7, 1900 28 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee - 60 feet, 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee
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Carter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 16 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carter Coal Mine   Thomas Carter & Son   1903
[Source - No. 30]
 
1903 30 Thomas Carter & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 16 feet, 4 feet
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Carter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carter Coal Mine   Edward Carter   1889
[Source - No. 24]
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Carter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 16 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 16 feet to 35 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carter Coal Mine   Ted Carter   1901 - 1903
Carter Coal Mine   Joseph Carter   1904 - 1914
[Source - Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 29 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 77]
 
1901 29 Ted Carter, Kewanee
1902 8 Ted Carter, Kewanee
1903 30 Ted Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 16 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 16 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 18 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 16 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Slope, 28 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Joe Carter, Kewanee - Shaft, 35 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Joe Carter, Kewanee - Shaft, 35 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Joseph Carter, Kewanee - Shaft, 28 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Joseph Carter, Kewanee
1914 37 Joseph Carter, Kewanee
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - Joseph Carter

Charles Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 58 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Charles Coal Mine   Samuel Charles   1880
Charles Coal Mine   Thomas Charles   1882 - 1883
[Source - Nos. 24, 25]
 
1883 25 Thomas Charles, Kewanee - Shaft, 58 feet, 4 feet

Collins Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 27 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Collins Coal Mine   John Collins   1907
[Source - No. 9]
 
1907 9 John Collins, Atkinson - Shaft, 27 feet, 3 feet
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Collins Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 16 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Collins Coal Mine   James Collins   1909
[Source - No. 34]
 
1909 34 James Collins, Atkinson - Shaft, 16 feet, 2 feet 8 inches

Coon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coon Coal Mine   Coon Brothers   1919 - 1920
[Source - Nos. 24, 43]
 
1920 43 Coon Brothers, Coal Valley

Coull Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coull Coal Mine   P. Coull   1896
[Source - No. 5]
 
1896 5 P. Coull, Atkinson - Shaft, 35 feet, 3 feet

Cox & Allen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 20, SE NE NE
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1888 - 1889
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Coal Company   1889 - 1893
Hershaw & O'Day Coal Mine   Hershaw & O'Day   1893 - 1895
Idle in 1894
Kershaw Coal Mine   James Kershaw   1895 - 1898
Idle 1896 & 1897
or operated under another name
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1898 - 1902
Idle in 1901
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Coal Company   1902 - 1906
Cox & Allen Coal Mine   Cox & Allen   1906 - 1907
The last production was reported in 1907
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, ISGS Index # 7264; 30, 31, 32, 33, 75]
 
Cox & Allen / 1895 75 Hershaw & O'Day, Briar Bluff - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet
1902 8 Jeff Glenn, Briar Bluff
1903 30 Briar Bluff Coal Company - Slope, 25 feet, 3 feet
1904 31 Briar Bluff Coal Company - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet
1905 32 Briar Bluff Mining Company - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1906 33 Briar Bluff Coal Company - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1907 9 Cox & Allen, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet

Daniels Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Daniels Coal Mine   John Daniels   1882
[Source - No. 24]
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Daniels Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Daniels Coal Mine   J. R. Daniels   1890
[Source - Nos. 2, 24]
 
1890 2 J. R. Daniels, Kewanee

Davis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Davis Coal Mine   John Davis   1882
[Source - No. 24]

Diggett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Diggett Coal Mine   Denver N. Diggett   1941
[Source - Nos. 20, 24]
 
1941 20 Denver N. Diggett, Canon Cliff

Dixon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dixon Coal Mine   Joseph Dixon   1899 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 24, 28, 29]
 
1899 7 Joseph Dixon, Kewanee - Shaft, 40 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Joseph Dixon, Kewanee - 40 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Joseph Dixon, Kewanee
1902 8 Joseph Dixon, Kewanee

Donahoo Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
Main Slope - Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE SW NW
Air & Escape Shaft - Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 24, NE NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 50 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Witherspoon Coal Mine   John Witherspoon   1906 - 1907
Edwards Coal Mine   D. L. Edwards   1907 - 1908
Donahoo Coal Mine (Henry County)   James L. Donahoo   1908 - 1914
Donahoo Coal Mine (Rock Island County)   J. L. Donahoo Company   1914 - 1917
Donahoo Coal Mine (Henry County)   J. Donahoo   1917 - 1918
The last production was reported in 1917.
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 6651; 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 77]
 
1907 9 John Witherspoon, Coal City - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1908 10 D. L. Edwards, Coal Valley - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 James Donohue, Coal City - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Donahue Coal Company, Moline - Slope, 50 feet, 4½ feet
1911 11 J. L. Donahoo, Blossomburg - Shaft, 50 feet, 4½ feet
1912 12 Donahoo Coal Company, Moline - Slope, 15 feet, 5 feet
1913 77, 1914 37 Donahoo Coal Company, Moline
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - Donahoo Coal Company
1915 31 Donahoo Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope 25 feet, 5 feet
- New Mines - - Donahoo Coal Company
1916 32 Danahoo Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 25 feet, 5 feet
1917 33 J. L. Donahoo, Coal Valley - Slope, 25 feet, 5 feet
1918 41 J. E. Donahoo, Moline

Duff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 24 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Duff Coal Mine   R. G. Duff   1900 - 1901
[Source - Nos. 24, 28, 29]
 
1900 28 R. G. Duff, Kewanee - 30 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 R. G. Duff, Kewanee

Eagle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 15, NW SE SW
A Drift Mine at a depth of 47 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eagle Coal Mine   Eagle Coal Company   1923 - 1927
The last production was reported in 1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, ISGS Index # 2412; 46]
 
1923 46, 1924 13 Eagle Coal Company, Kewanee

Earl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Earl Coal Mine   T. E. Earl   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 4196]
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Earl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 48 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Earl Coal Mine   Thomas E. Earl   1884 - 1885
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 26]
 
1884 1 Thomas E. Earl, Kewanee - Shaft, 48 feet, 4½ feet
1885 26 Thomas E. Earl, Kewanee - Shaft, 48 feet, 4½ feet

East Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
East Coal Mine   East Coal Company   1925
[Source - No. 47]
 
1925 47 East Coal Company, Galva

Edford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 28, NE NW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 27 feet to 29 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet to 5½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Edford Coal Mine   Phillis & Benson   1922 - 1924
Edford Coal Mine   Wilson & Phillis   1924 - 1925
Edford Coal Mine   Phillis & Rodamsky   1925
Edford Coal Mine   Rodamsky & White   1926 - 1932
Edford Coal Mine   Gus Pobany   1933
The last production was reported in 1933
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, ISGS Index # 354; 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52,53, 54, 78]
 
1923 46 Philip & Benson, Geneseo
1924 13 Phills & Benson, Geneseo
1925 47 Phillis Rodamsky, Geneseo
1926 48 Rodonsky & White, Geneseo
1927 49 Rodonski & White, Geneseo
1928 50 Rodansky & White, Geneseo
1929 51 Rodawsky & White, Geneseo
1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53 Rodamsky & White, Geneseo
1933 54 Gus Probany, Geneseo
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Edford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 28, SE NE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Edford Coal Mine   Edford Coal Company   1938 - 1940
Edford Coal Mine   W. Yahnke   1941 - 1944
Idle 1942-1944
Edford Coal Mine   Gramling Brothers   1945 - 1946
The last production was reported in 1946
[Source - Nos. 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2414; 56, 59, 60]
 
1938 56, 1940 19 Edford Coal Mine, Geneseo
1941 20 W. Yahnke, Edford Coal Mine, Geneseo
1945 59 Gramley Brothers, Geneseo
1946 60 Gramling Brothers, Geneseo

Eddy & Davis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
An Underground Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eddy & Davis Coal Mine   Eddy & Davis   1900
[Source - Nos. 24, 28]
 
1900 28 Eddy & Davis, Kewanee - 70 feet, 4 feet

Enders Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 9, E½ SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 140 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson & Swan Coal Mine   Wilson & Swan   1912 - 1913
Pyle Coal Mine   Mrs. Pyle   1914
Enders Coal Mine   James W. Enders   1915 - 1917
The last production was reported in 1917
[Source - Nos. 12, 24, ISGS Index # 5567; 37, 38, 39, 40]
 
1912 12 Wilson & Swan, Kewanee - Slope, 45 feet, 4½ feet
1913 77 Wilson & Swan, Kewanee
1914 37 Mrs. Pyle, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Wilson & Swan to Mrs. Pyle
1915 38 James Endres, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Mrs. Pyle to James Endres
1916 39 J. W. Endres, Kewanee
1917 40 James Endres, Kewanee - Slope, 90 feet, 4 feet

Engle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 16 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Engle Coal Mine   Joseph Engle & Son   1911 - 1912
Engle Coal Mine   Joseph Engle & Company   1913 - 1915
Engle Coal Mine   Joseph Engle & Son   1916
[Source - Nos. 11, 12, 37, 38, 39, 40, 77]
 
1911 11 Joseph Engel & Son, Kewanee - Shaft, . . , 4 feet
1912 12 Joseph Engle & Son, Galva - Slope, 16 feet, 3 feet
1913 77 Joseph Engle & Company, Kewanee
1914 37 Joseph Engel & Company, Kewanee
1915 38 Joseph Engel & Company, Kewanee
1916 39 Joseph Engel & Son, Kewanee
1917 40 - Abandoned Mines - Joseph Engle & Company, Kewanee

Finch Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hawley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Finch Coal Mine   H. C. Finch   1890
[Source - No. 2]
 
1890 2 H. C. Finch, Hawley
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Finch Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 20 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Finch Coal Mine   H. C. Finch   1906 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 24, 33, 34, 35]
 
1906 33 H. C. Finch, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 H. E. Finch, Kewanee - Slope, 12 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 H. C. Finch, Kewanee - Slope, 17 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 H. C. Finch, Kewanee - Slope, 17 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 H. C. Finch, Kewanee - Slope, 18 feet, 4 feet

Fisher & Lyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
1885 26
      [Kewanee] A new shaft has been sunk by Fisher & Lyle, and will be operated during the fall and winter.
[Source - No. 26]

France Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
France Coal Mine   Thomas France   1884 - 1885
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 26]
 
1884 1 Thomas France, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Thomas France, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet

Frew Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 38 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Frew Coal Mine   F. M. Frew   1883 - 1885
Frew Coal Mine   Thomas Frew   1887 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 25, 26, 27, 75]
 
1883 25 _?_ Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 38 feet, 3 feet
1885 26 F. M. Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 15 feet, 3 feet
1887 27 Thomas Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 18 feet, 3 feet
1890 2 Thomas Frew, Atkinson
1893 3 Thomas Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1894 4 Thomas Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1895 75 Thomas Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1896 5 Thomas Frew, Atkinson - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet

Fuerst Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 28
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fuerst Coal Mine   A. Fuerst   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 4278]

Galva Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 14 North, Range 4 East, Section 34
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 75 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Galva Coal Mine   Galva Mining Company   1882 - 1883
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 5559, 25]
 
1883 25 Galva Mining Company, Galva - Shaft, 75 feet, 4½ feet

Garland Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Garland Coal Mine   B. Garland   1880
Garlin Coal Mine   Samuel Garland   1882 - 1885
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 25, 26]
 
1883 25 Samuel Garland, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Samuel Garland, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Samuel Garland, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Garland & Dixon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift, Slope, Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 98 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Garland & Dixon Coal Mine   Garland & Dixon   1893 - 1898
Garland & Dixon Coal Mine   Samuel Garland   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 24, 28, 29, 75, 76]
 
1893 3 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1894 4 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Garland & Dixon, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Samuel Garland, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Sam. Garland, Kewanee - 66 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Sam Garland, Kewanee

Gem Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 32, NE SW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 130 feet to 140 feet with an average coal seam of 4.17 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gem No. 2 Coal Mine   Mielke Brothers   1939 - 1946
Gem Coal Mine   John Mielke   1947 - 1952
Gem Coal Mine   Jim Mine, Inc.   1952 - 1956
Gem Coal Mine   Cook Gem Coal Company, Inc.   1956 - 1959
The last production was reported in April 1959
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, ISGS Index # 2434; 57, 58, 59, 60, 61]
 
1939 18 Gem Coal Mine, Coal Valley
1940 19 Mielke Brothers (Gem Coal Mine), Coal Valley
1941 20 Mielke Brothers, Gem Coal Company, Coal Valley
1942 57 Mielke Brothers No. 2, Coal Valley
1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59, 1946 60 Mielke Brothers Coal Mine No. 2, Coal Valley 1946 60 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley
1947 61 John Mielke Coal Mine No. 2, Coal Valley

Glenn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 7, 28]
 
1899 7 Jeff Glenn, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1900 28 Jeff. Glenn, Briar Bluff - . . , 3½ feet

Golden Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Golden Coal Mine   Richard Golden   1902 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, 30, 31, 32]
 
1902 8 Richard Golden, Kewanee
1903 30 Richard Golden, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1904 31 Richard Golden, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1905 32 Richard Golden, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet

Good Luck Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10, NE NW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 140 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4.1 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Good Luck Coal Mine   Good Luck   1933 - 1935
The last production was reported in 1935
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 5568]
 
1934 15, 1935 16 Good Luck Coal Mine, Kewanee

Gray Brothers & Soderlund Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gray Brothers & Soderlund Coal Mine   Gray Brothers & Soderlund   1918 - 1919
[Source - Nos. 24, 41, 42]
 
1918 41 Gray Brothers & Soderlund, Kewanee
1919 42 Gray Brothers & Soderlum, Kewanee

Gray Brothers & Pettitt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gray Brothers & Pettitt Coal Mine   Gray Brothers & Pettitt   1923- 1924
Gray Brothers Coal Mine   Gray Brothers   1924 - 1925
Gray Brothers & Pettitt Coal Mine   Gray Brothers & Pettitt   1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 46, 47]
 
1923 46 Gray Brothers & Pettitt, Kewanee
1924 13, 1925 47 Gray Brothers, Kewanee

Gray Eagle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet to 68 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eagle Coal Mine   Eagle Coal Company   1890 - 1892
Gray Eagle Coal Mine   Gray Eagle Coal Company   1892 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 24, 75]
 
1890 2 Eagle Coal Company, Galva
1893 3 Gray Eagle Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Gray Eagle Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1895 75 Gray Eagle Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1896 5 Gray Eagle Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet

Greenhagen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift Mine. with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Greenhagen Coal Mine   Fred Greenhagen   1886 - 1888
[Source - Nos. 24, 27]
 
1887 27 Fred Greenhagen, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
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Greenhagen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Greenhagen Coal Mine   Frank Greenhagen   1892
[Source - No. 24]

Grice Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Grice Coal Mine   William Grice   1882 - 1885
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 25, 26]
 
1883 25 William Grice, Kewanee - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 William Grice, Kewanee - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 William Grice, Kewanee - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet
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Grice Brothers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Grice Brothers Coal Mine   Grice Brothers   1894
[Source - Nos. 4, 24, 25]
 
1894 4 Grice Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet

Griffin & Kershaw Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Griffin & Kershaw Coal Mine   Griffin & Kershaw   1904 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 24, 32]
 
1905 32 Griffin & Kershaw, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet

Groy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Groy (Gray) Coal Mine   Groy & Son   1898 - 1900
Gray (Groy) Coal Mine   Max Gray   1901 - 1908
Groy Coal Mine   Ernest Groy   1909 - 1910
Abandoned in 1915
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 76]
 
1898 76, 1899 7 Gray & Son, Kewanee - Shaft, 40 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Groy & Son, Kewanee - 40 feet, 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 Max Groy, Kewanee
1903 30 Max Groy, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
1905 32, 1906 33 Max Groy, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1907 9, 1908 10 Max Gray (Groy), Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1909 34, 1910 35 Ernest Gray, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
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Groy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 51 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Groy Coal Mine   Ernest Groy   1913 - 1914
[Source - Nos. 24, 37, 38, 77]
 
1913 77 Ernest Groy, Kewanee
- New Mines - Ernest Gray, Kewanee
1914 37 E. Groy, Kewanee
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - E. Groy

Hadsall Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hawley, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hadsall Coal Mine   J. S. Hadsall   1885 - 1889
Hadsall Coal Mine   Smith Hadsall   1890 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 26, 27]
 
1885 26, 1887 27 J. S. Hadsell, Hawley - Slope, 25 feet, 4½ feet
1890 2 Smith Hadsell, Hawley
1893 3 Smith Hadsell, Hawley - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet

Hamilton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside No. 2 Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1934
Hamilton Coal Mine   Caleb Hamilton   1935
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24]
 
1934 15 Sunnyside Coal Company No. 2, Coal Valley
1935 16 Caleb Hamilton, Coal Valley

Hartman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 4 East, Section 32
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 36 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hartman & Beecroft Coal Mine   Hartman & Beecroft   1904 - 1909
Hartman Coal Mine   George Hartman & Company   1909 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 24, ISGS Index # 262; 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]
 
1904 31 Hartman & Bocroft, Atkinson - Shaft, 35 feet, 3 feet
1905 32 Hartman & Beecroft, Atkinson - Shaft, 30 feet, 3 feet
1906 33 Hartman & Bocroft, Atkinson - Shaft, 30 feet, 3 feet
1907 9 Hartman & Bocroft (Bercrot), Atkinson - Shaft, 30 feet, 3 feet
1908 10 Hartman & Bercrot, Atkinson - Shaft, 36 feet, 3 feet
1909 34 Hartman & Company, Atkinson - Shaft, 36 feet, 3 feet
1910 35 George Hartman, Atkinson - Shaft, 30 feet 3 feet

Hayes & Allison Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hayes & Allison Coal Mine   Hayes & Allison   1934 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Hayes & Allison, Kewanee

Heinrich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Heinrich Coal Mine   Herman Heinrich   1896
[Source - No. 5]
 
1896 5 Herman Heinrich, Kewanee - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet

Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Krahn & Henry Coal Mine   Krahn & Henry   1888
Henry Coal Mine   John Henry & Company   1889
[Source - No. 24]
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 68 feet to 75 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Henry Brothers   1895
Henry Coal Mine   Philip Henry   1896 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 28, 29, 75, 76]
 
1895 75 Henry Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 75 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Philip Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 72 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Philip Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 72 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Philip Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 72 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Philip Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 72 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Philip Henry, Kewanee - 72 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Philipp Henry, Kewanee
1902 8 Philip Henry, Kewanee
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 55 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Herman Henry   1899
[Source - No. 7]
 
1899 7 Herman Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Mine at a depth of 75 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Henry Brothers   1899
[Source - No. 24]
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 55 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Fred Henry Coal Company   1904 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 77]
 
1904 31 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Fred Henay, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Fred Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Fred Henry, Kewanee
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 21, NE NE
A Shaft / Slope Mine at a depth of 185 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Henry Coal Company   1914 - 1919
The last production was reported in 1919
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 2420; 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42]
 
1914 37 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee
1915 38 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee
1916 39 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee
- Fires - On Tuesday morning, November 2, 1915, fire broke out in the surface buildings of the Henry Coal Company, Kewanee, destroying the tipple building, engine room and boiler house, and all the coal sheds with 1,500 bushels of coal and 10 loaded pit cars. The company has since rebuilt and the mine is again in operation.
1917 40 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee - Slope, 185 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee
1919 42 Henry Coal Company, Kewanee
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Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 55 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   Herman Henry   1899
Henry Coal Mine   Herman Henry   1923 - 1924
Heinrich Coal Mine   Herman Heinrich   1924
Bryner & Heinrich Coal Mine   Bryner & Heinrich   1926 - 1927
Henry Coal Mine   Herman Henry   1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 46, 48]
 
1923 46 Herman Henry, Kewanee
1924 13 Herman Heinrich, Kewanee
1926 48 Bryner & Heinrich, Kewanee

Henry & Hayes Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry & Hayes Coal Mine   Henry & Hayes   1927
[Source - No. 49]
 
1927 49 Henry & Hayes, Kewanee

Henry County Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 75 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Storz, O'Neil & Norton Coal Mine   Storz, O'Neil & Norton   prior to 1879 - 1880
Henry County Coal Mine   Henry County Coal Company   1880 - 1882
[Source - No. 24]

Herdien Coal Company Mines
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
      Shaft Mines at depths of 61 feet to 78 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
 
1884 1
      The mines at Galva are operated by the Herdien Coal Company. Shaft No. 1 was worked out and abandoned, February 15, 1884.
      Shafts No. 3, No. 4, and the local shaft, are all connected under ground. Shafts No. 2 and No. 5 (No. 5 was sunk during the summer) are also connected underneath. Heretofore no mechanical means have been used for ventilating the mines, except the exhaast steam from the pumps, and as a matter of course the miners have suffered from bad air during the summer months. In the month of June, furnaces have been built in shaft No. 4 and the local shaft, with good results, and furnaces will be added to the other shafts when required. The coal is worked by double entry. The airways are short, and small furnaces give abundance of air. Brakes have been put on the drums, and other little improvements made during the year.
      Andrew Sunquist, Pit-boss and General Manager.
1885 26
      Five shafts are operated at Galva by the Herdien Coal Company. No. 1 shaft is operated for local trade only, and does an excellent business, especially in winter.
      These mines are all worked on the double entry system. The cages are supplied with safety catches and iron covers, and the drums supplied with brakes, and the mines generally are in good average condition. Andrew Sunquist, Supt. and General Manager.
 
1883 25 Herdien Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 75 feet, 4 feet
 
1883 25 Herdien & Company, Galva - Shaft, 78 feet, 4 feet
 
1884 1 Herdien Coal Co. Local, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
 
1883 25 Herdien & Company No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 75 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Herdien Coal Co. No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Herdien Coal Company No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 Herdien Coal Company No. 1, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Herdien Coal Company No. 1, Galva
 
1884 1 Herdien Coal Co. No. 2, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Herdien Coal Company No. 2, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
      Shaft No. 2 is located near the line of the R. I. & P. R. R., and is devoted entirely to coalng locomotives on that road.
 
1884 1 Herdien Coal Co. No. 3, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Herdien Coal Company No. 3, Galva - Shaft, 63 feet, 4 feet
      Shaft No. 3 is operated for local trade only, and is now closed for the summer.
1887 27 Herdien Coal Company No. 3, Galva - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 - Fires. - The buildings at shaft No. 3, operated by the Herdien Coal Co., at Galva, were burned on the night of August 3, 1886.
 
1884 1 Herdien Coal Co. No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Herdien Coal Company No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
      Shaft No. 4. This is the most important mine in operation at this place, producing nearly as much coal as all the others combined. It is connected by a branch to the main line of the C. B. & Q. R. R., on which the coal is shipped. A ventilating fan, five feet in diameter, has been added to this shaft during the year, and it is giving excellent results.
1887 27 Herdien Coal Company No. 4, Galva - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Herdien Coal Company No. 4, Galva
      - Abandoned Mines - Shaft No. 4, operated by the Herdien Coal Co., at Galva, Henry county.
 
1885 26 Herdien Coal Company No. 5, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
      Shaft No. 5. This shaft is connected by a branch to the R. I. & P. R. R,, and the coal raised is shipped thereon. The mine is comparatively new, and air-ways short, and the exhaust from a steam pump has been sufficient for ventilating purposes so far.
1887 27 Herdien Coal Company No. 5, Galva - Shaft, 61 feet, 4 feet
 
1890 2 Herdien Coal Company No. 8, Galva
 
1893 3 Herdien Coal Company, No. 9, Galva - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Herdien Coal Company, No. 9, Galva - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
 
1893 3 Herdien Coal Company, No. 10, Galva - Shaft, 62 feet, 4 feet
      - Mines Worked out and Abandoned - Shaft No. 10, operated by the Herdien Coal Company at Galva
 
1894 4 Herdien Coal Company, North Shaft, Galva - Shaft, 56 feet, 4½ feet
 
1895 75 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - Shaft, 56 feet, 4½ feet
1896 5 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - Shaft, 53 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1897 6 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - Shaft, 52 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - Shaft, 52 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - Shaft, 52 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Herdien Coal Company, No. 12, Galva - 52 feet, 4 feet
 
1895 75 Herdien Coal Company, No. 13, Galva - Shaft, 54 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1896 5 Herdien Coal Company, No. 13, Galva - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet 3 inches
1897 6 - Mines Worked Out and Abandoned -
      Herdien Coal Company No. 13 at Galva, Henry county. It was worked out and closed shortly after the commencement of the year, and the small amount of coal produced was added to the out put of shaft No. 14, operated by the same company and purchased from the Gray Eagle Coal Company of Galva.
 
1897 6 Herdien Coal Company, No. 14, Galva - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Herdien Coal Company, No. 14, Galva - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Herdien Coal Company, No. 14, Galva - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Herdien Coal Company, No. 14, Galva - 68 feet, 4 feet
- Mines Worked Out and Abandoned -
      Shaft No. 14, operated by the Herdien Coal Company, located at Galva, Henry county, has been worked out and abandoned.
 
1900 28 Herdien Coal Company, No. 15, Galva - 60 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Herdien Coal Company No. 15, Galva
1902 8 Herdien Coal Company, Galva
1903 30 Herdien Coal Company No. 15, Galva - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Herdien Coal Company No. 15, Galva - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
 
1904 31 Herdien Coal Company No. 16, Galva - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Herdien Coal Company No. 16, Galva - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Herdien Coal Company No. 16, Galva - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Herdien Coal Company No. 16, Galva - Shaft, 54 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Herdien Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 57 feet, 4 feet
 
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 75, 76]

Herman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Herman Coal Mine   John Herman & Company   1904
[Source - Nos. 24, 31]
 
1904 31 John Herman & Company, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Herman, Carlson & Johnson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 92 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Herman, Carlson & Johnson Coal Mine   Herman, Carlson & Johnson   1917
[Source - Nos. 24, 40]
 
1917 40 Herman, Carlson & Johnson, Kewanee - Slope, 92 feet, 4 feet
- New Mines - Herman, Carlson & Johnson

Higgs Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higgs Coal Mine   Thomas F. Higgs   1887
[Source - Nos. 24, 27]
 
1887 27 Thomas H. Higgs, Kewanee - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet

Hilliard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hilliard Coal Mine   George Hilliard   1886 - 1887
[Source - Nos. 24, 27]
 
1887 27 George Hilliard, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 3½ feet

Hillside Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 21, SW NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Crescent Coal & Mining Company   1934 - 1940
Re-opened an abandoned mine1948
Hillside Coal Mine   Hillside Coal Company   1948
The last production was reported in 1948
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 24, ISGS Index # 2432; 55, 56, 79]
 
1935 16 Crescent Coal & Mining Company, Briar Bluff
1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56 Crescent Coal & Mining Company, Moline
1939 18, 1940 19 Crescent Coal Mining Company, Briar Bluff

Hintz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 21, SE SW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 24 feet to 60 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1899 - 1911
Hintz Coal Mine   Herman Hintz   1911 - 1913
Hintz Coal Mine   Hintz Brothers   1913 - 1919
The last production was reported in 1918
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 5614, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 77]
 
1905 32 Jeff Glenn, Colona - Shaft, 24 feet, 3 feet
1906 33 Jeff. Glenn, Green River - Shaft, 50 feet, 3 feet
1907 9 Jeff Glenn, Colona - Shaft, 51 feet, 3½ feet
1908 10 Jeff Glenn, Colona - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1909 34 Jeff. Glenn, Geneseo - Shaft, 55 feet, 3 feet
1910 35 Jeff. Glenn, Geneseo - Shaft, 55 feet, 3 feet 5 inches
1911 11 Jeff. Glenn & Son, Geneseo - Shaft, 55 feet, 3 feet 5 inches
1912 12 Herman Hintz & Brother, Geneseo - Shaft, 40 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Herman Hintz & Brother, Geneseo
1914 37, 1915 38, 1916 39 Hintz Brothers, Geneseo
1917 40 Hintz Brothers, Geneseo - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Hintz Brothers, Geneseo
1919 42 Hintz Brothers, Kewanee

Hodgett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 35 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hodgett Coal Mine   Absolam Hodgett   1902 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 8, 9, 24, 30, 31, 32]
 
1902 8 Absolam Hodgett, Kewanee
1903 30 Ab. Hodgett, Kewanee - Shaft, 35 feet, 4 feet
1904 31, 1905 32 Ab. Hodgett, Kewanee - Shaft, 40 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Ab. Hodgett, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
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Hodgett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hodgett Coal Mine   Hodgett Brothers   1913 - 1915
[Source - Nos. 24, 37, 38, 77]
 
1913 77 Hodgett Brothers, Kewanee
- New Mines - Hogett Brothers, Kewanee
1914 37 Hodgett Brothes, Kewanee
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - Hodgett Brtothes
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Hodgett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 20, SE SE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 59 feet to 80 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4.3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hodgett Coal Mine   Absolam Hodgett   1920 - 1923
Hodgett Brothers Coal Mine   Hodgett Brothers   1923 - 1926
Hodgett Coal Mine   A. Hodgett   1927 - 1928
Hodgett Brothers Coal Mine   Hodgett Brothers   1928 - 1933
Hodgett Coal Mine   Abb. Hodgett   1933 - 1940
The last production was reported in 1940
[Source - Nos. 13, 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 2416; 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 78, 79]
 
1920 43, 1921 44 Ab. Hodgett, Kewanee
1923 46 A. Hodgett, Kewanee
1924 13 Hodgett & Brothers, Kewanee
1925 47, 1926 48, 1927 49, 1928 50, 1929 51, 1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53 Hodgett Brothers, Kewanee
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79 Ab. Hodgett, Kewanee
1937 55 , 1939 18, 1938 56, 1940 19 Abb. Hodgett, Kewanee

Huffman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Huffman Coal Mine   Huffman Coal Company   1894 - 1895
[Source - Nos. 4, 24, 75]
 
1894 4 Huffman Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Huffman Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4½ feet
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Huffman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Huffman Coal Mine   Huffman Bothers   1925
Huffman Coal Mine   Abram Huffman   1926
[Source - Nos. 24, 47, 48]
 
1925 47 Huffman Brothers, Kewanee
1926 48 Abram Huffman, Galva

Kay Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft or Slope Mine at a depth of 28 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches to 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kay Coal Mine   James Kay   1883 - 1894
Kay Coal Mine   William & Richard Kay   1895
Kay Coal Mine   R. M. Kay   1896
Kay Coal Mine   James Kay   1897 - 1900
Kay Coal Mine   E. B. Kay   1902
Kay Coal Mine   William G. Kay   1903 - 1905
Kay Coal Mine   E. B. Kay   1906 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 75, 76]
 
1883 25 James Kay, Atkinson - Slope, 40 feet, 3 feet
1884 1 James Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1885 26 James Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
      The shaft is operated by James Kay, and is forty feet deep. The coal is raised by horse-power, a steam pump being used to take care of the water, which is given off in large quantities in those mines. The mine is located from two to three miles west of the town. [Atkinson]
1887 27 James Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1890 2 Jame Kay, Atkinson
1893 3 James Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1894 4 James Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 37 feet, 3 feet
1895 75 William & Richard Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1896 5 R. M. Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1897 6, 1898 76, 1899 7, 1900 28 James Kay, Atkinson - 30 feet, 3 feet
1901 29 James Kay, Atkinson
- Shaft Towers Destroyed by Fire -
      The shaft buildings at the local mine of James Kay, located near Atkinson, Henry county, was destroyed by fire during the year.
1902 8 E. B. Kay, Atkinson
1903 30, 1904 31 William G. Kay, Atkinson - Shaft 35 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1905 32 W. G. Kay, Atkinson - Shaft 37 feet, 3 feet
1906 33 E. B. Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 28 feet, 3 feet
1907 9 E. B. Kay, Atkinson - Shaft, 28 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
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Kay Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 75 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kay Coal Mine   Robert Kay   1902 - 1904
Kay Coal Mine   Robert Kay   1906 - 1911
Kershaw & Kay Coal Mine   Kershaw & Kay   1911 - 1912
Kay Coal Mine   Robert Kay   1912 - 1914
[Source - Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 77]
 
1902 8 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff
1903 30, 1904 31 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1907 9, 1908 10 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1909 34 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1910 35, 1911 11 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet 5 inches
1912 12 Kershaw & Kay, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1913 77 Robert Kay, Briar Bluff
1914 37 Robert Kay, Kewanee
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - Robert Kay

Kemmerling Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hawley, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 23 feet to 33 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kemmerling Coal Mine   Orphens Kemmerling   1894 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 75]
 
1894 4 Orphews Kemerling, Hawley - Shaft, 33 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Orphens Kemerling, Hawley - Shaft, 25 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Orphens Kemmerling, Hawley - Shaft, 23 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 O. Kemmerling, Hawley - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
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Kemmerling Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 18 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kimmerling Coal Mine   Ed. Kimmerling   1906 - 1907
Kemerlin Coal Mine   James Kemerlin   1907 - 1910
Kemmerling Coal Mine
listed as a shaft mine
  James Kemmerling & Son   1911 - 1913
Abandoned in 1914
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 33, 34, 35, 37, 77]
 
1906 33 Ed. Kimmerling, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 James Kemerlin (Kemerling), Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1908 10, 1909 34 James Kemerling, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 James Kemerling, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 James Kermerling & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 James Kermerling & Son, Kewanee - Shaft, 18 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 James Kemerling & Son, Kewanee
1914 37 - Abandoned Mines - James Kemerling & Son, Kewanee

Kempin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet (? to 50 feet) with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kempin Coal Mine   Reinold Kempin   1890 - 1898
Kempin Coal Mine   Henry Kempin   1899 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 28, 29, 75, 76]
 
1890 2 Reinhold Kempin, Kewanee
1893 3 Reinhold Kempin, Kewanee - Slope, 12 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 , 1895 75 Reinhold Kempin, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Reinhold Kempin, Kewanee - Slope, 12 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Reinhold Kempin, Kewanee - Slope, 32 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 R. Kempin, Kewanee - Slope, 32 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 H. Kempin, Kewanee - Shaft, 32 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Henry Kempin, Kewanee - 32 feet, 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 Henry Kempin, Kewanee

Kershaw Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kershaw Coal Mine   Fred Kershaw   1911 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 12, 24, 37, 77]
 
1912 12 Fred Kershaw, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1913 77 Fred Kershaw, Briar Bluff
1914 37 - Abandoned Mines - Fred Kershaw, Briar Bluff

Kersham & Bennett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kersham Coal Mine   Charles Kersham   1922 - 1924
Kersham & Bennett Coal Mine   Kersham & Bennett   1924 - 1925
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 46]
 
1923 46 Charles Kersham, Kewanee
1924 13 Charles Kershan, Coal Valley

Kewanee No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County.
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 1 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1891 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 75, 76]
 
1893 3 Kewanee Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 80 feet, 4 feet
1894 4, 1895 75, 1896 5, 1897 6 Kewanee Coal Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 80 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Kewanee Coal Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 80 feet, 4 feet
- Abandoned Mines -
      Shaft No. 1, operated by the Kewanee Coal Company, at Kewanee was worked out in April, 1898.
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Kewanee No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet to 106 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4 feet 2 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 1 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal and Mining Company   1900- 1907
[Source - Nos. 8, 9, 10, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]
 
1900 28 - New Mines -
      At Kewanee, Henry county, a new coal company has been formed, which will be known as the Kewanee Coal & Mining Co. It is sinking a shaft, and expects to have a branch connection with the main line of the C., B. & Q. Railroad, and do a shipping business.
1901 29 Kewanee Coal & Mining Company, Kewanee
- New Mines -
      The Kewanee Coal and Mining Company, Kewanee, Henry county, sunk a shaft during the autumn of 1900, and operated it as a local mine until July, 1901. A branch road is now being constructed from the side tracks of the C. B. & Q. R. R. In future it will be operated as a shipping mine.
1902 8 Kewanee Coal & Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee
- New Mines -
      The Kewanee Coal and Mining Co. of Kewanee, Henry county, completed the construction of a branch track from the C., B. & Q. to their mine, which gives the company shipping facilities, although at present the total product of the mine is consumed in the homes and factories of Kewanee.
1903 30 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 104 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 102 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 106 feet, 4 feet 2 inches
1906 33 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 106 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Kewanee Coal Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
- Abandoned Mines - The Kewnaee Coal Company's shaft No. 1, located at Kewanee, Henry county, has been worked out and was abandoned Oct. 25, 1907.
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Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 84 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1894
[Source - No. 4]
 
1894 4 Kewanee Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 84 feet, 4 feet
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Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 108 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1897 - 1898
[Source - No. 76]
 
1898 76 Kewanee Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 108 feet, 4 feet
- New Mines -
      Shaft No. 2, operated by the Kewanee Coal Company, at Kewanee, Henry county, went into operation August 10, 1897.
- Abandoned Mines -
      Shaft No. 2, operated by the Kewanee Coal Company, at Kewanee, which went into operation August, 1897, was abandoned in June 1898. A combination of gases brought about this result.
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Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 26, SW SE SE
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 95 feet to 100 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 2 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1907 - 1913
The last production was reported in June 1913
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 264; 34, 35, 37, 77]
* Note : This location may be incorrect. The location is far from town and old topographic maps show no roads or railroads in the vicinity of the shaft; transportation of the coal would have been difficult from the given location.
 
1907 9 Kewanee Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 98 feet, 4 feet
- New Mines - The Kewanee Coal Company's shaft No. 2 located at Kewanee, Henry county which began active operation about March 1, 1907. The surface equipment of the mine is excellent; the shaft tower is constructed of steel; the machinery consistes of Litchfield winding engines, direct acting, or first motion, cylinders 18 inches in diameter by 32 inches stroke; winding drum 6 feet in diameter, a 12 foot ventilating fan, shaker screen; self-dumping cages, etc., in fact the tower and machinery are by far the best and most complete in Henry county.
1908 10 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 96 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 95 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 95 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Kewanee Coal Mining Company No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
- Prospective - The mine operated by the Kewanee Coal Company at Kewanee, Henry Co., has not resumed active operations since the suspension April 1. The mine is practically worked out, about 15,000 tons in pillars remain. The mine is being kept open, and operated in a limited way for local trade. The coming winter will in all probability see this mine worked out and abandoned.
1913 77 Kewanee Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee
1914 37 - Abandoned Mines - Kewanee Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee
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Kewanee No. 7 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 84 feet to 110 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee No. 1 Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal and Mining Company   1894 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 24, 75]
 
1895 75 Kewanee Coal Company No. 7, Kewanee - Shaft, 84 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Kewanee Coal Company No. 7, Kewanee - Shaft, 110 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Kewanee Coal Company No. 7, Kewanee - Shaft, 110 feet, 4 feet
- Abandoned Mines -
      Shaft No. 7, the old Lathrop mine, operated by the Kewanee Coal Company, at Kewanee was worked out in July, 1897. Note : Report of 1898 states "Kewanee Coal Company Shaft No. 7, the old Lathrop mine, worked out."

Kewanee Cooperative No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 27
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 54 feet to 64 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fleming Coal Mine   J. J. Fleming   1899 - 1902
Fleming Coal Mine   Kewanee Cooperative Coal Company   1903 - 1907
Fleming Coal Mine   Cooperative Coal Company   1907 - 1908
Kewanee Cooperative No. 2 Coal Mine   Kewanee Cooperative Coal Company   1908 - 1917
The last production was reported in 1917
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12, 24, ISGS Index # 2422: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 77]
 
1899 7 J. J. Fleming, Kewanee - Shaft, 56 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 J. J. Fleming, Kewanee - 54 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 J. J. Fleming, Kewanee
1902 8 J. J. Fleming, Kewanee
1903 30 Kewanee Coöp Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Kewanee Coöperative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 64 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Kewanee Cöop Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Kewanee Cöop Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Coöperative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Kewanee Coöperative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Kewanee Coöperative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Kewanee Co-operative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Kewanee Co-operative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Kewanee Coop. Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Kewanee Co-operative Coal Company, Kewanee
1914 37 Kewanee Cooperative Coal Company, Kewanee
1915 38 Kewanee Cooperative Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee
1916 39 Kewanee Co-operative Coal Company, Kewanee
1917 40 Kewanee Co-operative Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet

Kewanee Fuel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10, NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Radcliffe Fuel Coal Mine   Radcliffe Fuel   1934
Ratcliffe, Fricke & Fell Coal Mine   Ratcliffe, Fricke & Fell   1935
Ratcliffe & Fricke Coal Mine   Ratcliffe & Fricke Fuel   1936
Ratcliffe Fuel Coal Mine   Ratcliffe Fuel   1937 - 1942
Kewanee Fuel Coal Mine   Kewanee Fuel Company   1942
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 406; 55, 56, 57, 79]
 
1934 15 Radcliffe Fuel Company, Kewanee
1935 16 Ratcliffe, Bricke & Fell, Kewanee
1936 79 Ratcliffe & Fricke, Kewanee
1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19, 1941 20 Ratcliffe Fuel Company, Kewanee
1942 57 Kewanee Fuel Company, Kewanee

Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 16, SW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet to 97 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee Mining &
Manufacturing Coal Mine
  Kewanee Mining &
Manufacturing Company
  1901 - 1906
The last production was reported in 1906
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, ISGS Index # 3814; 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]
 
1901 29 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee
1902 8 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee
1903 30 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 95 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 97 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 90 feet, 4 feet

Kincaid Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kay Coal Mine   Robert Kay   1898 - 1900
Kincaid Coal Mine   J. Kincaid   1904 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 24, 32]
 
1905 32 J. Kincaid, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
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Kincaid Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kincaid Coal Mine   John Kincaid   1907 - 1912
[Source - Nos. 10, 11, 12, 24, 35, 77]
 
1908 10 John Kincaid, Colona - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1910 35 John Kincade, Colona - Drift, . . , 3 feet 5 inches
1911 11 John Kincaid, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet 5 inches
1912 12 J. F. Kincade, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 4½ feet
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - J. F. Kincade, Briar Bluff

King Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hawley, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
King Coal Mine   Ed King   1883
[Source - No. 25]
 
1883 25 Ed King, Hawley - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Kirley No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet to 74 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kirley No. 1 Coal Mine   Bernard Kirley   1882 - 1894
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 24, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Bernard Kerley, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Barnard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Barnard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 74 feet, 4 feet
      The most important in point of production is owned and operated by Barnard Kirby, and is located near the northwest corner of the village limits. [Kewanee] The mine generally is in good condition.
1887 27 Barnard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 74 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee
1893 3 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Bernard Kirley No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
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Kirley No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 66 feet to 68 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet 8 inches to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kirley No. 2 Coal Mine   Bernard Kirley   1894 - 1901
located near NW corner of village limits
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 24, 28, 29, 75, 76]
 
1894 4 Bernard Kirley No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Bernard Kirley No. 2, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1897 6 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee - 68 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Bernard Kirley, Kewanee

Lamb Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lamb Coal Mine   Edwin Lamb   1887 - 1891
[Source - Nos. 2, 24, 27]
 
1887 27 Edwin Lamb, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1890 2 Edwin Lamb, Kewanee
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Lamb Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift & Slope Mine at a depth of 18 feet to 24 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jones & Lamb Coal Mine   Jones & Lamb   1890 - 1891
Lamb Coal Mine   Edwin Lamb   1902
Lamb & Tharp Coal Mine   Lamb & Tharp   1903
Lamb Coal Mine   William Lamb   1904 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 2, 9, 10, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33]
 
1890 2 Jones & Lamb, Kewanee
1902 8 Edwin Lamb, Kewanee
1903 30 Lamb & Tharp, Kewanee - Slope, 18 feet, 4 feet
1904 31, 1905 32, 1906 33 William Lamb, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 William Lamb, Kewanee - Slope, 24 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 William Lamb, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
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Lamb Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 16, SE NW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 4.3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Peterson & Lamb Coal Mine   Peterson & Lamb   1914 - 1919
Lamb Coal Mine   William Lamb   1919
Lamb & Son Coal Mine   William T. Lamb & Son   1919 - 1937
The last production was reported in 1937
[Source - Nos. 13, 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 527; 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 78, 79]
 
1914 37 Peterson-Lamb Company, Kewanee
- New Mines - Peterson & Lamb, Kewanee
1915 38 Peterson & Lamb Coal Company, Kewanee
1916 39 Peterson & Lamb, Kewanee
1917 40 Peterson & Lamb, Kewanee - Slope, 190 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Peterson & Lamb, Kewanee
1919 42, 1920 43 William Lamb, Kewanee
1923 46, 1924 13 William Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1925 47 William T. Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1926 48 William F. Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1927 49 W. F. Lambe & Son, Kewanee
1928 50, 1929 51, 1930 52 William F. Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1931 78, 1932 53 William T. Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1933 54 Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79 William T. Lamb & Son, Kewanee
1937 55 William T. Lamb, Kewanee
1937 55 William T. Lamb & Son, Kewanee

Lamb & Head Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lamb & Head Coal Mine   Lamb & Head   1926
[Source - No. 48]
 

Lamb & Powell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10, S½ SW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 36 feet with an average coal seam of 4.3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rock Bottom Coal Mine   Rock Bottom Coal Company   1935 - 1936
Lamb & Powers Coal Mine   Lamb & Powers   1937 - 1939
Rock Bottom Coal Mine   Rock Bottom Coal Company   1940
Lamb & Powell Coal Mine   Lamb & Powell   1941 - 1944
The last production was reported in 1944
[Source - Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, ISGS Index # 636; 55, 56, 57, 58, 79]
 
1935 16 , 1936 79 Rock Bottom Coal Company, Kewanee
1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 Lamb & Powers, Kewanee
1940 19 Rock Bottom Coal Company, Kewanee
1941 20 Lamb & Powell, Kewanee
1942 57 Lamb & Powers, Kewanee
1943 21 Lamb & Powell Mine, Kewanee
1944 58 Lamb & Powell Company, Kewanee

Lane Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 28 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lane Coal Mine   William Lane   1892 - 1895
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 24, 75]
 
1893 3 William Lane, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 William Lane, Kewanee - Shaft, 80 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 William Lane, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
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Lane Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Cambridge, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 112 feet to 140 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lane Coal Mine   Frank E. Lane   1911 - 1912
[Source - Nos. 11, 12, 77]
 
1911 11 Frank T. Lane, Cambridge - Shaft, 140 feet, 2½ feet
1912 12 Frank E. Lane, Cambridge - Shaft, 112 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - Frank E. Lane, Cambridge

Lathrop Coal Mines
1884 1
      The most important mines in this county. are those owned and operated by the Lathrop Coal and Mining Company, located at Kewanee. Shaft No. 6 is ventilated by a furnace; the double-entry system prevails; air crossings are used when necessary; the coal is hauled to the shaft by the tail-rope system and the mine generally is in fair condition.
      Shaft No. 1, operated by the same company, is ventilated by a fan of the Guibal kind, used as a "blower," being placed on the downcast shaft.
      The Harrison mining machines have been in use in this mine during part of the year, but are not being used at present, the mine being closed through depression in the coal trade. The product of the machines has not been tabulated, as their use was purely for experimental purposes. The management may, however, conclude to use the machines exclusively in the near future.
      A. B. Ashley, Superintendent.
      Jacob Fleming, Underground Manager.
1885 26
      The mines operated by the Lathrop Coal and Mining Company continue to be the most important in the county. Shaft No. 6 is undergoing some very important and necessary improvements. The tail-rope system is used at this mine for hauling the coal to the bottom of the shaft. The engine plane was originally about 1,250 feet long; it is being extended and will now bring the coal a distance 2,100 feet. A new air and water shaft has been sunk north of the present furnace and escape shaft, as it is considerably deeper than the shaft in which the pumps are now working. The pumps will be moved to the new location. It will be used as a downcast, and will decrease the length of the air-ways at least one-half, thereby increasing the ventilation and greatly improving the sanitary condition of the mine.
      Shaft No. 1, operated l)y the same company, has been run comparatively little during the year ; one pair of entries are being driven during the summer, the other part of the mine being closed till fall.
      A. B. Ashley, Superintendent.
      Jacob Fleming, Mine Manager.
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Lathrop No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lathrop No. 1 Coal Mine   Lathrop Coal Company   1883 - 1887
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Lathrop Coal Company, No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Lathrop Mining Co. No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Latrhrop Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 Latrhrop Mining Company No. 1, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
      - Old Mines Abandoned. - Permanently abandoned during the year is shaft No. 1 of the Lathrop Mining Co., Kewanee, Henry county,
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Lathrop No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lathrop No. 3 Coal Mine   Lathrop Coal Company   1888 - 1889
[Source - Nos. 24, 27]
 
1887 27 - New Mines Opened
      Another shaft has been sunk, and is at the present writing just about ready to commence active operations, shaft No. 3 by the Lathrop Mining Company, at Kewanee, Henry county.
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Lathrop No. 5 & 6 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 27, NW NE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lathrop No. 5 & 6 Coal Mine   Lathrop Coal & Mining Company   1869
1875 - 1888
The last production was reported in 1888
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, ISGS Index # 5590; 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Lathrop Coal Company, No. 6, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Lathrop Mining Co. No. 6, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Latrhrop Mining Company No. 6, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 Latrhrop Mining Company No. 6, Kewanee - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
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Lathrop No. 7 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lathrop No. 7 Coal Mine   Lathrop Coal Company   1889 - 1890
Note : Abandoned because miners would not work for offered wages; may have re-opened in 1894 as Kewanee Coal Company No. 7 [Source - Nos. 2, 24]
 
1890 2 Lathrop Mining Company No. 7, Kewanee
      A strike occurred on May 10, 1890, with the miners in the employ of the Lathrop Minning Company at Kewanee, Henry county. For several years past this company has paid for mining, 70 cents per ton in summer, and 80 cents per ton in winter, the change of prices being made in May and November respectively. The miners had been receiving 80 cents per ton up to May 1, 1890. At that time they were notified that the usual reduction would be made. The mines objected to this and demanded the usual winter price for the summer months. The company failing to comply with the demand, a strikle was the result, commencing May 10, 1890. Nearly all the miners (about 35 in number) obtained work at the local mines, brickyards, rolling mill, etc. Notwithstanding the fact that they had obtained other employment, they refused to declare the strike off, thereby making it impossible for the company to obtain other miners, and as a result the mine was abandoned and the pumps, rails, etc., taken out. The mine at best was not a profitable one, owing to the large number of "clay slips" running through the coal. The Haxtun Heater Company, on which the coal company depended largely for a market for its product, has secured coal lands near the mills, and will in the future produce its own coal.

Lester Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lester Coal Mine   Thomas Lester   1888 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 24]
 
1890 2 Thomas Lester, Kewanee
1893 3 Thomas Lester, , Kewanee - Slope, 15 feet, 4 feet

Libby Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Libby Coal Mine   Orlando Libby   1889
Libby & Phelps Coal Mine   Libby & Phelps   1890
Libby Coal Mine   Orlando Libby   1891 - 1892
[Source - Nos. 2, 24]
 
1890 2 Libby & Phelps, Kewanee

Lincoln Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lincoln Coal Mine   Edward P. Lincoln   1895 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 24, 75, 76]
 
1895 75 E. P. Lincoln, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Edward P. Lincoln, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1897 6, 1898 76 E. P. Lincoln, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet

Long View Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Roach Coal Mine   Roach Brothers   1936 - 1937
Long View Coal Mine   Long View Coal Company   1937 - 1941
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 6179]
 
1936 79, 1937 55 Roach Brothers, Ophiem
1937 55, 1938 56 Long View Coal Company, Coal Valley
1939 18 Long View Coal Company, Inc., Coal Valley
1940 19, 1941 20, 1942 57, 1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59, 1946 60, 1947 61 Long View Coal Company, Coal Valley

Loy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loy Coal Mine   D. O. Loy   1897 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 6, 7, 28, 76]
 
1897 6, 1898 76, 1899 7 D. O. Loy, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1900 28 D. O. Loy, Atkinson - 40 feet, 3 feet
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Loy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 17 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loy Coal Mine   D. O. Loy   1908
[Source - No. 10]
1908 10 D. O. Loy, Atkinson - Shaft, 17 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
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Loy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 34 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loy Coal Mine   D. O. Loy   1912 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 12, 37, 77]
1912 12 D. O. Loy, Atkinson - Shaft, 34 feet, 3 feet
1913 77 D. O. Loy, Atkinson
1914 37 - Abandoned Mines - D. O. Loy, Atkinson

Lyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 28, SW NW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet to 90 feet a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lyle Coal Mine   William H. Lyle   1886 - 1899
The last production was reported in 1899
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 24, ISGS Index # 4512; 27, 75, 76]
 
1887 27 William H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 William H. Lyle, Kewanee
1893 3 William H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 W. H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 W. H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1897 6 W. H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 W. H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 W. H. Lyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet

Mahler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mahler Coal Mine   G. W. Mahler   1908
[Source - Nos. 10, 24]
 
1908 10 G. W. Mahler, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Malone Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 29, NW SE
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 25 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Malone Coal Mine   Peter Malone & Son   1893 - 1903
The last production was reported in 1903
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, ISGS Index # 4277; 28, 29, 30, 75, 76]
Note : Name was spelled various ways in the Coal Reports : Maloen, Meloen, Maleon.
 
1893 3 Peter Malone, Kewanee - Slope, 18 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Peter Malone & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Peter Malone, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1896 5, 1897 6 Peter Malone & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1898 76, 1899 7, 1900 28 P. Malone & Son, Kewanee - 25 feet, 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 P. Meloen & Son, Kewanee
1903 30 P. Maloan & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 15 feet, 4 feet

Marke Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 22 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   L. A. Williams   1909 - 1910
Williams Coal Mine   C. L. Williams   1910 - 1911
Marke Coal Mine   Rudolph Marke   1912 - 1914
[Source - Nos. 11, 12, 24, 35, 37, 38, 77]
 
1910 35 L. A. Williams, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1911 11 C. L. Williams, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1912 12 Rudolph Markle, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - Rudolph Marke, Briar Bluff
1914 37 Rudolph Marke, Briar Bluff
- New Mines - Rudolph Marks, Briar Bluff
1915 38 - Abandoned Mines - Rudolph Marke

Marley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft / Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 45 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Marley Coal Mine   Richard Marley   1894 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 24, 75, 76]
 
1895 75 Richard Marley, Atkinson - Shaft, 45 feet, 3 feet
1896 5 Richard Marley, Atkinson - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet
1897 6, 1898 76 Richard Marley, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet

Martin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Martin Coal Mine   William Martin   1884 - 1885
[Source - Nos. 1, 26, 27]
 
1884 1, 1885 26 William Martin, Kewanee - Drift, 60 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 William Martin, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
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Martin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift or Shaft Mine at a depth of 25, 42 or 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Martin Coal Mine   Martin Brothers   1892 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 75, 76]
 
1893 3 Martin Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 42 feet, 4 feet
1894 4, 1895 75 Martin Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 25 feet, 4 feet
1896 5, 1897 6 Martin Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Martin Brothers, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
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Martin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift or Shaft Mine at a depth of 25, 42 or 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Martin Coal Mine   Thomas Martin   1902
[Source - Nos. 8, 24]
 
1902 8 Thomas Martin, Kewanee
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Martin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet to 66 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Garland Coal Mine   Samuel Garland   1899 - 1902
Dixon & Martin Coal Mine   Dixon & Martin   1903 - 1905
Martin Coal Mine   Thomas Martin & Company   1906
[Source - Nos. 24, 30, 31, 32, 33]
 
1903 30, 1904 31 Dixon & Martin, Kewanee - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Dixon & Martin, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Thomas Martin & Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
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Martin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Martin Coal Mine   George Martin   1905 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 9, 24, 32, 33]
 
1905 32, 1906 33, 1907 9 George Martin, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet

Martin & Tucker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Martin Coal Mine   William Martin   1880 - 1888
Tucker Coal Mine   Nathaniel Tucker   1889
Martin & Tucker Coal Mine   Martin & Tucker   1890 - 1891
[Source - Nos. 2, 24, 25]
 
1883 25 William Martin, Kewanee - Drift, 60 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Martin & Tucker, Kewanee

Mason Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
King, Carlson & Mason Coal Mine   King, Carlson & Mason   1924 - 1925
King & Mason Coal Mine   King & Mason   1925 - 1926
Mason Coal Mine   George W. Mason   1926
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 47, 48]
 
1924 13 King, Carlson & Mason, Kewanee
1925 47 King & Mason, Kewanee
1926 48 George W. Mason, Kewanee
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Mason Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mason Coal Mine   George W. Mason   1931 - 1933
[Source - Nos. 24, 53, 54, 78]
 
1931 78, 1932 53 George W. Mason, Kewanee
1933 54 George W. Mason, Coal Valley

McBride Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE NW SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richards Coal Mine   John D. Richards   1936
Rock River View No. 1 Coal Mine   Rock River View Coal Company   1937
Peiser No. 1 Coal Mine   Peiser   1938
McBride Coal Mine   McBride & Sons   1939
McBride Coal Mine   William McBride   1940 - 1941
The last production was reported in 1941
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2430; 55, 56]
 
1936 79 John D. Richards, Davenport
1937 55 Rock River View No. 1, Colona
1938 56 Peiser, No. 1, Coal Valley
1939 18 McBride & Sons, Coal Valley
1940 19 William McBride, Coal Valley
1941 20 W. McBride, Coal Valley

McCaffrey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McCaffrey Coal Mine   John McCaffrey   1903
[Source - Nos. 24, 30]
 
1903 30 John McCaffrey, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4½ feet

McKane & Reed Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet to 5½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McKane & Reed Coal Mine   McKane & Reed   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 7, 76]
 
1898 76 McKane & Reed, Galva - Shaft, 25 feet, 5½ feet
1899 7 McKane & Reed, Galva - Shaft, 25 feet, 3½ feet

Spelling of name may be : Malcon, Melcon, Maloen, Malven, Malean, Maleon
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Malcon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift / Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Maleon Coal Mine   R. E. Maleon   1903 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]
 
1903 30, 1904 31 R. E. Maloen, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1905 32 R. E. Maloen, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 R. E. Malven, Kewanee - Shaft, 45 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 R. E. Malven (Maloen), Kewanee - Shaft, 47 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 R. E. Malean, Kewanee - Shaft, 40 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 R. E. Meloen, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1910 35, 1911 11 R. E. Maleon, Kewanee - Shaft, 45 feet, 4 feet
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Melcon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Melcon Coal Mine   Leo Melcon   1904 - 1912
Spelling of name may be : Maloen, Malven, Malean, Maleon
Maleon & Wilson Coal Mine   Maleon & Wilson   1913
Maleon Coal Mine   J. G. Maleon   1914
Melcon Coal Mine   Leo Melcon   1915
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 77]
 
1904 31 Leo Maloen, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Leo Maloen, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1906 33 Leo Malven, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Leo Malven (Maloen), Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1908 10, 1909 34 Leo. Meloen, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1910 35, 1911 11 Leo. Malven, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Leo Malven, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Maleon & Wilson, Kewanee
1914 37 J. G. Melven, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Maleon & Wilson to J. G. Maleon
1915 38 Leo Maleon, Kewanee
- Change of Name - J. G. Melvin to Leo Maleon
1916 39 - Abandoned Mines - Leo Maleon, Kewanee

Melven Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Melvin Coal Mine   John Melvin   1923
Melvon & Matson Coal Mine   J. Melvon & Matson   1924
Melven Coal Mine   John Melven   1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 46]
 
1923 46 John Melven, Kewanee
1924 13 J. Melvon & Matson, Kewanee

Messmore Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Messmore Coal Mine   George Messmore   1882 - 1883
[Source - Nos. 24, 25]
 
1883 25 George Messmore, Kewanee - Drift, 30 feet, 4 feet
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Mesmores Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mesmores Coal Mine   George Mesmores   1890 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 2, 24]
 
1890 2 George Mesmores, Kewanee

Messmore & Anderson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 79 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Messmore & Anderson Coal Mine   Messmore & Anderson   1895 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 5, 24, 75]
 
1895 75 Messmore & Anderson, Kewanee - Shaft, 50 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Messmore & Anderson, Kewanee - Shaft, 79 feet, 4½ feet

Midland Electric Company No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Surface (Strip) Mine at a depth of 23 feet to 35 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches to 2 feet 10 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Midland Electric Company No. 1 Coal Mine   Midland Electric Company   1929 - 1933
Midland Electric Company No. 1 Coal Mine   Midland Electric Coal Corporation   1934 - 1953
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 51 thru 66 incl., 78, 79]
 
1929 51 Midland Electric Company No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine
- The Midland Electric Coal Company has opened a new strip mine at Atkinson, Henry County.
1930 52 Midland Electric Company No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2.9 feet
1931 78 Midland Electric Company No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 23 feet, 2.9 feet
1932 53 Midland Electric Company No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine
1933 54 Midland Electric Company No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 8 inches
1934 15, 1935 16 Midland Electric Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 9 inches
1936 79 Midland Electric Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 10 inches
1937 55 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 7 inches
1938 56 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 8 inches
1939 18 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 9 inches
1940 19 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 2 feet 10 inches
1941 20 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 35 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1942 57 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, . . , 8 feet
1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59, 1946 60 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 32 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1947 61 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 38 feet, 3 feet 6 inches
1948 22 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 49.7 feet, 3 feet 10½ inches
1949 62 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 52 feet 4 inches, 3 feet 9 inches
1950 63 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 52 feet 4 inches, 3 feet 9 inches
1951 64 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 50 feet, 3 feet 11 inches
1952 65 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 49 feet 1 inch, 3 feet 11 inches
1953 66 Midland Electric Coal Corporation No. 1, Atkinson - Strip Mine, 50 feet 2 inches, 4 feet 1 inch

Milan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
A Surface Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Milan Coal Mine   Frank Milan   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Frank Milan, Geneseo

Mink Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mink Coal Mine   Mink Brothers   1894 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 24, 75]
 
1894 4 Mink Brothers, Kewanee - Slope, 60 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Mink Brothers, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Mink Brothers, Kewanee - Slope, 42 feet, 4 feet

Minks Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 16, SE SE NE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 14 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Minks Coal Mine   William Minks   1921 - 1927
The last production was reported in 1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, ISGS Index # 2415; 46]
 
1923 46 W. F. Mink, Kewanee
1924 13 W. S. Minks, Kewanee

Moray Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 10
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moray Coal Mine   C. Moray   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 4204]

Morey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Morey Coal Mine   E. C. Morey   1924 - 1925
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 47]
 
1924 13 E. C. Motey, Kewanee
1925 47 E. C. Morey, Kewanee

Morgan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 21, NW SW SE
A Surface Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Morgan Coal Mine
* Quality Coal Mine
  F. C. Morgan Coal Company   1941 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2435; 57]
* Note : It is likely that Morgan used the loading facilities of Quality Mine (ISGS index #2436), an underground mine that operated 1933 to 1941. Whether Morgan's surface mine was known as the Quality Mine when it operated is not known.
 
1941 20 F. C. Morgan Coal Company, "Quality", Geneseo
1942 57 Morgan Coal Company, "Quality", Geneseo - Strip, 20 feet, 3 feet

Mowbray Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 44 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mowbray Coal Mine   John Mowbray   1883 - 1887
Mowbrey & Laws Coal Mine   Mowbrey & Laws   1890
Mowbray Coal Mine   John Mowbray   1893 - 1896
Mowbray & Lowes Coal Mine   Mowbray & Lowes   1897
Mowbray Coal Mine   John Mowbray   1900 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 75]
 
1883 25 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 44 feet, 3 feet
1884 1 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1885 26 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
      The slope operated by John Mowbray is the most important in point of production, and is well managed. The mine is located from two to three miles west of the town. [Atkinson]. The coal is 3 feet thick, and is seam No. 3 of the general section.
1887 27 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1890 2 Mowbrey & Laws, Atkinson
1893 3 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1894 4 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1895 75 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1896 5 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Slope, 36 feet, 3 feet
1897 6 Mowbray & Lowes, Atkinson - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet
1900 28 John Mowbray, Atkinson - 10 feet, 3 feet
1901 29 John Mowbray, Atkinson
1902 8 John Mowbray, Atkinson
1903 30 John Mowbray, Atkinson - Drift, . . , 2 feet 8 inches

Mud Creek Cooperative Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mud Creek Cooperative Coal Mine   Mud Creek Cooperative Coal Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 13, 16, 24]
 
1934 15 Mud Creek Cooperative Coal Company, Kewanee
1935 16 Mud Creek Co-op Coal Company, Kewanee

Munsen No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Munsen No. 1 Coal Mine   Munsen Coal Company   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Munson Coal Company No. 1, Geneseo
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Munsen No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Munsen No. 2 Coal Mine   Munsen Coal Company   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Munson Coal Company No. 2, Geneseo

Murchison Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 16 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murchison Coal Mine   Kenneth Murchison   1900 -1902
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, 28, 29]
 
1900 28 Kenneth Murchison, Kewanee - 16 feet, 4½ feet
1901 29 Kenneth Murchison, Kewanee
1902 8 Kenneth Murchison, Kewanee

Murphy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 32 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murphy Coal Mine   Phillip Murphy   1890 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 75]
 
1890 2 Phillip Murphy, Hawley
1893 3, 1894 4 Phil Murphy, Galva - Shaft, 20 feet, 4 feet
1895 75, 1896 5 Phillip Murphy, Galva - Shaft, 20 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Philip Murphy, Hawley - Shaft, 32 feet, 4 feet
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Murphy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A SSlope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murphy Coal Mine   A. W. Murphy   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 7, 28]
 
1899 7 A. W. Murphy, Galva - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 A. W. Murphy, Galva - 20 feet, 4 feet

Murray Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 28 feet to 57 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murray Coal Mine   James H. Murray   1890 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 28, 75, 76]
 
1890 2 James H. Murray, Galva
1893 3 James H. Murray, Galva - Shaft, 28 feet, 4 feet
1894 4, 1895 75 J. H. Murray, Galva - Shaft, 42 feet, 4½ feet
1896 5 J. H. Murray, Galva - Shaft, 57 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1897 6, 1898 76, 1899 7 James H. Murray, Galva - Shaft, 57 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 J. H. Murray, Galva - 57 feet, 4 feet
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Murray Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murray Coal Mine   James H. Murray   1901 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, 29]
 
1901 29, 1902 8 James H. Murray, Galva

New Deal Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 15, SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet to 85 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
New Deal Coal Mine   New Deal Coal Company   1935 - 1940
The last production was reported in 1940
[Source - Nos. 16, 18, 19, 24, ISGS Index # 2406; 55, 56, 79]
 
1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 New Deal Coal Company, Kewanee
1940 19 New Deal Coal Mine, Kewanee

New Square Deal Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 15, SW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Square Deal Coal Mine   Square Deal Coal Company   1934 - 1935
New Square Deal Coal Mine   New Square Deal Coal Company   1936 - 1940
The last production was reported in 1940
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 24, ISGS Index # 2413; 55, 56, 79]
 
1934 15, 1935 16 Square Deal Coal Company, Kewanee
1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56 New Square Deal Coal Mine, Kewanee
1939 18 New Square Deal Coal Company, Kewanee

North Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 21, SE NE NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 39 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
North Coal Mine   North Coal Company   1920 - 1937
The last production was reported in 1937
[Source - Nos. 13, 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 2418; 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 78, 79]
 
1920 43, 1921 44, 1923 46, 1924 13, 1925 47 North Coal Company, Kewanee
1926 48 Worth Coal Company, Kewanee
1927 49, 1928 50, 1929 51, 1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53, 1933 54, 1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55 North Coal Company, Kewanee

Northeast Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 15
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Northeast Coal Mine   North East Coal Company   1913 - 1919
The last production was reported in 1917
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 2411; 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 77]
 
1913 77 North Eastern Coal Company, Kewanee
- New Mines - North Eastern Coal Company, Kewanee
1914 37 North Eastern Coal Company, Kewanee
1915 38 North East Coal Company, Kewanee
1916 39 North East Coal Company, Kewanee
1917 40 - Abandoned Mines - Northeast Coal Company, Kewanee
1918 41 North East Coal Company, Kewanee
1919 42 N. E. Coal Company, Kewanee
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Northeast Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reiff Coal Mine   Albert Reiff   1932 - 1933
Northeast Coal Mine   North East Coal Company   1934 - 1936
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, 53, 54, 79]
 
1932 53, 1933 54 Albert Reiff, Kewanee
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79 North East Coal Company, Kewanee

New Northeast Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 22
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 18 feet to 42 feet with a coal seam of 3¾ feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
New Northeast Coal Mine   Northeast Coal Company   1936 - 1941
The last production was reported in 1941
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2421; 55, 56,79]
 
1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19, 1941 20 New North East Coal Company, Kewanee

North End Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
North End Coal Mine   North End Coal Company   1930 - 1931
[Source - Nos. 24, 52, 78]
 
1930 52, 1931 78 North End Coal Company, Kewanee

North Main Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 16, NW SW SE
Prior to 1914; A Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet to 65 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 4 inches in thickness.
After 1914; A Slope Mine at a depth of 163 feet to 185 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
North Main Coal Mine   North Main Coal Company   1903 - 1911
North Main Coal Mine   Chilton & Boggs   1911 - 1912
North Main Coal Mine   North Main Coal Company   1912 - 1919
The last production was reported in 1919
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, ISGS Index # 5574; 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 77]
 
1903 30 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 58 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1904 31 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1905 32 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 56 feet, 4 feet 4 inches
1906 33, 1907 9, 1908 10, 1909 34, 1910 35, North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 56 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 56 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Chilton & Boggs, Keweanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Chilton & Boggs to North Main Coal Company
1914 37, 1915 38, 1916 39 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee
1917 40 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee - Slope, 185 feet, 4 feet
1918 41, 1919 42 North Main Coal Company, Kewanee

Oaks Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 21, NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
_?_   possibily Arthur Ratcliffe   unknown
Oaks Coal Mine   Roy McDaniel   1933 - 1936
The last production was reported in 1936
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 3964; 54, 79]
 
1933 54 Ray M. Daniels, Kewanee
1934 15, 1935 16 Roy McDaniel, Kerwanee
1936 79 Roy McDaniels, Kewanee

Omel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 23 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Omel Coal Mine   Elzy H. Omel   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 9, 33]
 
1906 33 Elzy Omel, Atkinson - Shaft, 20 feet, 3 feet
1907 9 E. H. Enul (Emel), Atkinson - Shaft, 23 feet, 3 feet

Park & Hillier Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SW
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 25 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Park Coal Mine   Andrew H. Park   1884 - 1886
Idle in 1886
Parks Coal Mine   John Parks   1886 - 1887
Park & Hillier Coal Mine   Park & Hillier   1887 - 1894
The last production was reported in 1894
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 24, ISGS Index # 7318; 26, 27]
 
1885 26 Andrew H. Park, Blossomburg (P. O. Coal Valley) - Drift, 20 feet 4½ feet
1887 27 John Parks, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1890 2 Park & Hillier, Coal Valley
1893 3 Park & Hillier, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1894 4 Park & Hillier, Coal Valley - Drift, 25 feet, 4 feet

Peacock Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Green River / Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Shaft & Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Peacock Coal Mine   Martin Peacock   1886 - 1894
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 24, 27]
 
1887 27 Martin Peacock, Green River - Shaft, 25 feet, 2½ feet
1890 2 Martin Peacock, Briar Bluff
1893 3 Martin Peacock, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1894 4 Martin Peacock, Briar Bluff - Drift, 25 feet, 3½ feet

Peiser Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Blossomburg, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Peise & O'Mealie Coal Mine   Peise & O'Mealie   1922 - 1923
Peiser Coal Mine   Christian Peiser   1923 - 1924
Pernell Coal Mine   Pernell Coal Company   1924 - 1925
Peiser Coal Mine   C. Peiser   1925
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 46, 47]
 
1923 46 Peise & O'Mealie, Moline
1924 13 Christian Peiser, Coal Valley
1925 47 C. Pieser, Blossomburg

People's Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
People's Coal Mine   People's Fuel Company   1908 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 10, 24, 34, 35]
 
1908 10 Peoples Fuel Company, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Peoples Fuel Company, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Peoples Fuel Company, Kewanee - Slope, 50 feet, 4 feet

Pettit & Head Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 9, NW SE NE
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 27 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pettit & Head Coal Mine   Pettit & Head Coal Company   1934 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, ISGS Index # 635; 55, 56, 57, 79]
 
1934 15, 1935 16 Pettit & Head Coal Company, Kewanee
1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19, 1941 20, 1942 57 Pettit & Head, Kewanee

Plumtree Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
1880 - A Mine at a depth of 60 feet
1883 - A Shaft Mine at a deth of 20 feet to 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Plumtree Coal Mine   Elijah Plumtree   1880 - 1882
Boyd & Plumtree Coal Mine   Boyd & Plumtree   1883
Plumtree Coal Mine   Elijah Plumtree   1884 - 1889
[Source - Nos. 24, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Boyd & Plumtree, Kewanee - Shaft, 25 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 Elijah Plumtree, Kewanee - Drift, 20 feet, 4 feet
1887 27 Elijah Plumtree, Kewnaee - Drift, . . , 4 feet
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Plumtree Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a deth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Plumtree Coal Mine   E. Plumtree   1897
[Source - Nos. 6, 24]
 
1897 6 E. Plumtree, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet

Posten Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Downing Coal Mine   Timothy Downing   1897 - 1901
Posten Coal Mine   W. W. Posten   1901 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 24, 28, 29, 76]
 
1898 76 Timothy Downing, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1899 7 Timothy Downing, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1900 28 Tim. Downing, Briar Bluff - . . , 3 feet
1901 29 Tim Downing, Briar's Bluff
1902 8 W. W. Posten, Briar Bluff
1903 30
      The local mine heretofore operated by Tim. Downing, Briar Bluff, Henry county, has been connected by a side track with the St. Louis division of the C., B. & Q. R. R. This coal seam is quite thin, and no great increase in the output of the mine can be expected.

Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a deth of 58 feet to 70 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Price Coal Mine   Robert Price   1880
Price Coal Mine   Joseph Price   1882 - 1884
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 25]
 
1883 25 Joseph Price, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Joseph Price, Kewanee - Shaft, 58 feet, 4 feet
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Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a deth of 28 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Price Coal Mine   Joseph Price   1891
[Source - No. 24]
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Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a deth of 48 feet to 65 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Price Coal Mine   Benjamin Price   1902 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 8, 24, 30, 31, 32]
 
1902 8 Benjamin Price, Kewanee
1903 30 Ben Price, Kewanee - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1904 31 Ben Price, Kewanee - Shaft, 52 feet, 4 feet
1905 32 Ben Price, Kewanee - Shaft, 48 feet, 4 feet

Pyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
1897-1901 A Slope Mine at a deth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
1911 A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pyle Coal Mine   Joseph Pyle   1897 - 1901
Pyle Coal Mine   Joseph Pyle   1911
[Source - Nos. 6, 7, 24, 28, 29, 76]
 
1897 6, 1898 76, 1899 7 Joseph Pyle, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1900 28 Joseph Pyle, Kewanee - 20 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Joseph Pyle, Kewanee
1911 11 Joseph Pyle, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 3 feet
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Pyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Slope Mine at a deth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pyle Coal Mine   Mrs. Pyle   1914 - 1915
[Source - No. 24]

Quality Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 21, NW SW SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Quality Coal Mine   Quality Mining Company, Inc.   1933 - 1941
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2436; 54, 55, 56, 79]
 
1933 54 Quality Coal Company, Geneseo
1934 15 Quality Coal Mine, Geneseo
1935 16, 1936 79 Quality Mining Company, Inc., Geneseo
1937 55 Quality Mining Company, Geneseo
1938 56, 1940 19 Quality Mining Company, Inc., Geneseo
1941 20 Quality Mining Company, Geneseo

Ratcliffe Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 29, E½ SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 78 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1914 - 1921
The last production was reported on May 1, 1917
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 2424; 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44]
 
1914 37 Arthur Ratcliff, Kewanee
- New Mines - Arthur Ratcliff, Kewanee
1915 38, 1916 39 Arthur Ratcliff, Kewanee
1917 40 Arthur Ratcliff, Kewanee - Shaft, 78 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Arthur Ratcliffe, Kewanee
1919 42, 1921 44 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 1, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 2 Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1919 - 1921
[Source - Nos. 42, 44]
 
1919 42 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 2, Kewanee
1921 44 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 2, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 3 Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1920 - 1921
[Source - Nos. 43, 44]
 
1920 43, 1921 44 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 3, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 4 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 4 Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1920 - 1923
[Source - Nos. 43, 46]
 
1920 43, 1923 46 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 4, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 5 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 5 Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1920 - 1923
[Source - Nos. 43, 46]
 
1920 43, 1923 46 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 5, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 6 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 6 Coal Mine   Arthur Ratcliffe   1923
Ratcliffe No. 6 Coal Mine   Ratcliff and Son   1924
[Source - Nos. 13, 46]
 
1923 46 Arthur Ratcliffe No. 6, Kewanee
1924 13 Ratcliff and Son, Kewanee No. 6, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe No. 7 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliffe No. 7 Coal Mine   Ratcliff and Son   1924 - 1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 47, 48, 49]
 
1924 13 Ratcliff and Son, Kewanee No. 7, Kewanee
1925 47, 1926 48 Ratcliff & Son, Kewanee
1927 49 Ratcliffe & Son, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 27, NE NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 90 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliff No. 1 Coal Mine   Ratcliff Coal Company   1928 - 1929
The last production was reported in 1929
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 2423; 50]
 
1928 50 Ratcliff Coal Company No. 1, Kewanee
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Ratcliffe Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 27, NE NW SW
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ratcliff No. 2 Coal Mine   Ratcliff Coal Company   1928
Ratcliffe Coal Mine   James Ratcliffe   1929
Ratcliffe Coal Mine   Ratcliffe Coal Company   1930 - 1931
Ratcliffe No. 1 Coal Mine   Ratcliffe Coal Company   1932
The last production was reported in 1929
[Source - Nos. 50, 51, 52, 53, 78]
 
1928 50 Ratcliff Coal Company No. 2, Kewanee
1929 51 James Ratcliffe, Kewanee
1930 52, 1931 78 Ratcliffe Coal Company, Kewanee
1932 53 Ratcliffe Coal Company No. 1, Kewanee

Ratcliffe & Grice Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 45 feet to 130 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Grice Coal Mine   Grice Coal Company   1912 - 1915
Grice Coal Mine   Albert Grice   1915 - 1917
Grice Coal Mine   Grice Coal Company   1916
Grice, Jameson & Jackson Coal Mine   Grice, Jameson & Jackson   1917 - 1918
Ratcliffe & Grice Coal Mine   Ratcliffe & Grice   1918
[Source - Nos. 12, 24, 37, 38, 39, 41 77]
 
1912 12 Grice Coal Company, Kewanee - Slope, 45 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Grice & Company, Kewanee
1914 37 Albert Grice, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Grice & Company to Albert Grice
1915 38 Albert Grice, Kewanee
1916 39 Grice Coal Company, Kewanee
- Change of Name - Albert Grice to Grice Coal Company
1917 40 Grice, Jameson & Jackson, Kewanee - Slope, 130 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Ratcliff & Grise, Kewanee

Red Arrow Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Red Arrow Coal Mine   Red Arrow Coal Company
Edgar Bellrose
  1939 - 1940
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 24]
 
1939 18 Edgar Bellrose, Red Arrow Coal Company, Kewanee
1940 19 Red Arrow Coal Company, Kewanee

Reiff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reiff Coal Mine   Jacob Reiff, Sr.   1921
[Source - No. 44]
 
1921 44 Jacob Reiff, Sr., Kewanee

Richardson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE NW SE
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richardson Coal Mine   Vernie Richardson   1938
The last production was reported in 1938
[Source - Nos. 24, ISGS Index # 2429; 56]
 
1938 56 Vernie Richardson, Coal Valley

Rief & Greiert Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rief & Greiert Coal Mine   Rief & Greiert   1900
[Source - Nos. 24, 28]
 
1900 28 Rief & Greiert, Kewanee - 20 feet, 4 feet

Riley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Riley Coal Mine   Elery Riley   1893 - 1895
Riley Coal Mine   Ellery Riley   1900 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 8, 28, 29, 75]
 
1893 3, 1894 4, 1895 75 Elery Riley, Atkinson - Shaft, 40 feet, 3 feet
1900 28 Ellery Riley, Atkinson - 30 feet, 3 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 Elery Riley, Atkinson

Ripka Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ripka Coal Mine   Ed Ripka   1925 - 1928
[Source - Nos. 24, 47, 48, 49, 50]
 
1925 47, 1926 48, 1927 49, 1928 50 Ed. Ripka, Kewanee
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Ripka Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 5
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 4.1 feet to 4.6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ripka & Bates Coal Mine   Ripka & Bates Coal Company   1935 - 1937
Lyle Coal Mine   Lyle Brothers   1937 - 1938
Ripka Coal Mine   Ripka Coal Company   1938 - 1940
The last production was reported in 1939
[Source - Nos. 18, 24, ISGS Index # 2407; 55, 56, 79]
 
1935 16 , 1936 79 Ripka & Bates, Kewanee
1937 55 Ripka & Bates Coal Company, Kewanee
1937 55, 1938 56 Lyle Brothers, Kewanee
1938 56, 1939 18 Ripka Coal Company, Kewanee

Ripka, Bates & Wetzel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 21, NE NE NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Crescent Coal Mine   Crescent Coal Company   1934 - 1940
Ripka, Bates & Wetzel Coal Mine   Ripka, Bates & Wetzel   1940 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2419; 55, 56, 57, 79]
 
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 Crescent Coal Company, Kewanee
1940 19 Ripka, Bates & Wetzel, Kewanee
1941 20 Ripka, Bates & Wetzel, Crescent Coal Company, Kewanee
1942 57 Ripka, Bates & Wetzel, Kewanee

Ritka / Ripka & Peart Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ritka & Peart Coal Mine   Ritka / Ripka & Peart   1893 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 24, 75]
 
1893 3 Ritka & Peart, Kewanee - Slope, 10 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Ritka & Peart, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Ritka & Peart, Kewanee - Slope, 25 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Ritka & Peart, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4½ feet

Rock River Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rock River Coal Mine   Rock River Coal Company   1919
[Source - No. 42]
 
1919 42 Rock River Coal Company, Kewanee
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Rock River Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SW NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine with an average coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hilltop Coal Mine   Hill Top Coal Company   1936
Rock River Coal Mine   Rock River Coal Company
Operated by James P. Otis
  1937 - 1941
The last production was reported in 1941
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2428; 55, 56, 79]
 
1936 79 Hill Top Coal Company, Coal Valley
1937 55, 1938 56 Rock River Coal Company, Coal Valley
1939 18 Rock River Mine, Coal Valley
1940 19 Rock River Company, Coal Valley
1941 20 James P. Ottis, Rock River Coal Company, Coal Valley

Rockford Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hawley, Henry County
A Shaft / Slope Mine at a deth of 20 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rockford Coal Mine   John Rockford   1883 - 1890
Rockford Coal Mine   John Rochford   1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 7, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 John Rockford, Hawley - Shaft, 20 feet, 4 feet
1884 1, 1885 26 John Rockford, Hawley - Shaft, 40 feet, 4½ feet
1887 27 John Rochford, Hawley - Shaft, 40 feet, 4½ feet
1890 2 John Rochford, Hawley
1899 7 John Rochford, Hawley - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Rodemsky Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rodemsky Coal Mine   William Rodemsky   1920 - 1921
[Source - Nos. 24, 44]
 
1921 44 William Rodemsky, Coal Valley

Rumla Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rumla Coal Mine   Henry Rumla   1903
[Source - No. 30]
 
1903 30 Henry Rumla, Atkinson - Shaft, 20 feet, 2 feet 8 inches

Schuler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Alpha, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 265 feet to 270 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet to 4.8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Schuler No. 1Coal Mine   Schuler Coal Mining Company   1923 - 1930
[Source - Nos. 13, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52]
 
192346 Schuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha
1924 13 Schuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha - Shaft, 270 feet, 4½ feet
1925 47 Schuler Coal Mining Company No. 1, Alpha
1926 48, 1927 49 Schuler Coal Mining, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4.8 feet
1928 50 - Mines Abandoned or Temporarily Closed - Schuler Coal Company
1929 51 Schuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha - Shaft, 263 feet, 4.6 feet
- The Shuler Coal Company has reopened the mine at Alpha, Henry County.
1930 52 Schuler Coal Mining Company, Alpha - Shaft, 265 feet, 4.8 feet

Schultz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Schultz Coal Mine   Gus T. Schultz   1897 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 6, 7, 24, 76]
 
1897 6 Gus Schultz, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 G. T. Schultz, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Gus T. Schultz, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet

Searle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 6, NE SE NW
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet to 90 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Searle Coal Mine   Searle   prior to 1932
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 5402]

Shady Beach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 14 feet with an average coal seam of 4.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shady Beach Coal Mine   Shady Beach Mine   1939
[Source - Nos. 18, 24]
 
1939 18 Shady Beach Mine, Geneseo

Shady Lane Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shady Lane Coal Mine   Shady Lane Coal Company
James P. Utts
  1941 - 1942
[Source - Nos. 20, 57]
 
1941 20 James P. Utts, Shady Lane Coal Company, Coal Valley
1942 57 Shady Lane Coal Company, Coal Valley

Shepherd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 17, SE SW SW
A Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shepherd Coal Mine   Shepherd   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 5376]
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Shepherd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 17, NW SW SW
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shepherd Coal Mine   Shepherd   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 5610]
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Shepherd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 18, SE SE SE
A Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shepherd Coal Mine   Shepherd   prior to 1875
[Source - No. 24, ISGS Index # 5612]

Simantis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Simantis Coal Mine   Simantis Brothers   1933
[Source - No. 54]
 
1933 54 Simantis Brothers, Kewanee

Spring Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Spring Creek Coal Mine   Spring Creek Coal Company   1935 - 1938
[Source - Nos. 16, 55, 56, 79]
 
1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56 Spring Creek Coal Company, Geneseo

Standard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 16, NE NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Standard Coal Mine   Standard Coal Company   1934 - 1936
The last production was reported in 1936
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 5575; 79]
 
1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79 Standard Coal Company, Kewanee

Stanley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 42 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stanley Coal Mine   William Stanley   1882 - 1887
located one mile north of town
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, 25]
 
1883 25 William Stanley, Kewanee - Shaft, 42 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 William Stanley, Kewanee - Shaft, 42 feet, 4 feet
1885 26 William Stanley, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
      Stanley's shaft, located one mile north of town [Kewanee], has been in bad order heretofore, especially in regard to ventilation. Some improvements were made in the air- ways in the spring of 1885, which gave temporary relief. If the system then commenced is carried forward, the future condition of the mine will be much better than the past.
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Stanley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stanley Coal Mine   Joseph Stanley   1903
[Source - Nos. 24, 30]
 
1903 30 Joseph Stanley, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet

Star Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewnee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine   Star Coal Company   1921
[Source - Nos. 24, 44]
 
1921 44 Star Coal Company, Kewnee
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Star Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Star Coal Mine   Star Coal Company   1925
[Source - No. 24]
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Star Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 14, NW cor SW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 50 feet with an average coal seam of 5.3 * feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Independent Coal Mine   Independent Coal Company   1936 - 1937
Star Coal Mine   Star Coal Company   1937 - 1941
Star Coal Mine   Alenex Mapes   1941
Star Coal Mine   Star Coal Company   1941 - 1942
* The thickness is unlikely for this area.
The last production was reported in 1942
[Source - Nos. 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2410; 57]
1936 79 Independent Coal Company, Kewanee
1937 55, 1938 56, 1940 19 Star Coal Company, Kewanee
1941 20 Star Mine, Kewanee
1941 20 Alenex Mapes (Star Mine), Kewanee
1942 57 Star Mine, Kewanee

Stiner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Shaft / Drift Mine at a depth of 17 feet to 35 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stiner Coal Mine   Charles H. Stiner   1901 - 1903
Stiner Coal Mine   Charles Stiner   1909
Stiner Coal Mine   Lottie Stiner   1911
[Source - Nos. 11, 29, 30, 34]
 
1901 29 Charles H. Stiner, Atkinson
1903 30 Charles Stiner, Atkinson - Shaft, 35 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1909 34 Charles Stiner, Atkinson - Shaft, 17 feet, 2 feet 8 inches
1911 11 Lottie Stiner, Atkinson - Drift, . . , 3 feet

Stone Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 11, SE SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stone Coal Mine   Elmer A. Stone   1929 - 19323
Kewanee Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1933 - 1939
Stone Coal Mine   Elmer A. Stone   1940 - 1941
The last production was reported in 1941
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 24, ISGS Index # 2408; 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 78, 79]
 
1929 51, 1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53 Elmer A. Stone, Kewanee
1933 54, 1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 Kewanee Coal Company, Kewanee
1940 19 Elmer A. Stone, Kewanee
1941 20 Elmer Stone, Kewanee Coal Company, Kewanee

Stratton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stratton Coal Mine   Stratton Brothers   1883
[Source - Nos. 24, 25]
 
1883 25 Stratton Brothers, Kewanee - Drift, 45 feet, 4 feet

Stretcher & Stuhlsatz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stretcher & Stuhlsatz Coal Mine   Stretcher & Stuhlsatz   1914 - 1919
[Source - Nos. 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42]
 
1914 37 Stricher & Stuhsatz, Kewanee
- New Mines - Stricher & Stuhsatz, Kewanee
1915 38 Stretcher & Stuhlsatz, Kewanee
1916 39 Stricher & Stuhlsotz, Kewanee
1917 40 Stricher & Stuhlsatz, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1918 41 Stricher & Stuhlratz, Kewanee
1919 42 Steiker & Stuhbratz, Kewanee

Stuhlsutz & Henry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stuhlsutz & Henry Coal Mine   Stuhlsutz & Henry   1890
[Source - Nos. 2, 24]
 
1890 2 Stuhlsutz & Henry, Kewanee

Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1895 - 1904
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1906 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 28, 29, 31, 76]
 
1896 5 John Summerson, Blossomburg (P.O. Coal Valley) - Drift, 60 feet, 4½ feet
1897 6, 1898 76 John Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 4 feet 4 inches
1899 7 John Summerson, Blossomburg, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1900 28 John Summerson, Coal Valley - . . , 4 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 John Summerson, Coal Valley
1904 31 John Tummerson, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1913 - 1915
[Source - No. 24]
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   R. & J. Summerson   1917 - 1925
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, ]
 
1918 41 J. R. Summerson, Coal Valley
1919 42 R. J. Summerson, Coal Valley
1920 43, 1921 44 J. Summerson, Coal Valley
1923 46 R. P. Summerson, Coal Valley
1924 13 R. Samerson, Coal Valley

Summerson & Fude Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 43 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1903 - 1904
Posten Coal Mine   M. W. Posten   1904 - 1905
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1905 - 1912
Summerson & Fude Coal Mine   Summerson & Fude   1912 - 1913
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1914 - 1915
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 24, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 77]
 
1905 32 M. M. Posten & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 43 feet, 3 feet
1906 33 John Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1907 9 John Summerson, Coal City - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1908 10 John Summerson, Blossomburg, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1909 34 John Summerson, Coal City - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1910 35 John Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1911 11 John Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1913 77 Summerson & Fude, Coal Valley
- New Mines - Summerson & Fude, Coal Valley
1914 37 Robert Sumerson, Briar Bluff
- Change of Name - Summerson & Fude to Robert Summerson
1915 38 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley

Sunnyside Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Underground Mines.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside No. 1 Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1934
 
Sunnyside No. 2 Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1934
[Source - Nos. 15, 24]
 
1934 15 Sunnyside Coal Company No. 1, Coal Valley
1934 15 Sunnyside Coal Company No. 2, Coal Valley

Tharp & Gray Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 28 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tharp Coal Mine   Sam Tharp & Company   1906 - 1907
Tharp, Gray & Lamb Coal Mine   Tharp, Gray & Lamb   1907 - 1908
Tharp & Gray Coal Mine   Tharp & Gray   1908
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 24, 33]
 
1906 33 Sam Tharp & Company, Kewanee - Slope, 28 feet, 4 feet
1907 9 Tharp (Thorp), Gray (Groy) & Lamb, Kewanee - Slope, 12 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Tharp & Gray, Kewanee - Slope, 28 feet, 4 feet

Thompson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thompson Coal Mine   T. C. Thompson   1930 - 1931
[Source - Nos. 24, 52, 78]
 
1930 52 T. C. Thompson, Rock Island (2919 5th Ave.)
1931 78 T. C. Thompson, Rock Island

Tibbitts & McMullen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tibbitts & McMullen Coal Mine   Tibbitts & McMullen   1891 - 1894
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 24]
 
1893 3 Tibbets & McMullen, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1894 4 Tibbetts, McMullen & Henry, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet

Tip Top Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Section 21, NE SE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 37 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mineral Creek Coal Mine   Mineral Creek Coal Company   1934
Tip Top Coal Mine   Charles Oltman & Sons   1935 - 1939
The last production was reported in 1939
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 18, 24, ISGS Index # 2438; 55, 56, 79]
 
1934 15 Mineral Creek Coal Company, Moline
1935 16 Charles Altman & Son, Geneseo
1936 79 Charles Oltman & Son, Geneseo
1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18 Charles Oltman & Sons, Geneseo

Todd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 35 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Todd Coal Mine   Ralph Todd   1894 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 29, 30, 75, 76]
 
1894 4 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1895 75 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet
1896 5 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Slope, 35 feet, 4 feet
1897 6 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Slope, 35 feet, 4 feet
1898 76 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Slope, 35 feet, 4 feet
1899 7 Ralph Todd, Kewanee - Slope, 35 feet, 4 feet
1901 29 Ralph Todd, Kewanee
1902 8 Ralph Todd, Kewanee
1903 30 Ralph Todd & Son, Kewanee - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
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Todd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Todd Coal Mine   Ralph Todd   1907
[Source - No. 24]
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Todd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 66 feet to 74 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Todd Coal Mine   Ralph Todd & Sons   1907 - 1911
Todd Coal Mine   Todd Brothers   1911 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 34, 35, 37, 77]
 
1907 9 Ralph Todd & Sons, Kewanee - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1908 10 Ralph Todd & Sons, Kewanee - Shaft, 67 feet, 4 feet
1909 34 Ralph Todd & Sons, Kewanee - Shaft, 72 feet, 4 feet
1910 35 Ralph Todd & Sons, Kewanee - Shaft, 74 feet, 4 feet
1911 11 Todd Brothers, Kewanee - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1912 12 Todd Brothers, Kewanee - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1913 77 Todd Brothers, Kewanee
1914 37 - Abandoned Mines - Todd Brothers, Kewanee

Totena Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Totena Coal Mine   Totena Coal Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24]
 
1934 15 Toteno Coal Company, Kewanee
1935 16 Totena Coal Company, Kewanee

Tracy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tracy Coal Mine   Edwin F. Tracy   1920 - 1921
[Source - Nos. 24, 43, 44]
 
1920 43 Edwin F. Tracy, Coal Valley
1921 44 E. F. Tracy, Coal Valley

Union Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Galva, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 62 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Union Coal Mine   Union Coal Company   1884 - 1890
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 26, 27]
1884 1
      Another shaft has been sunk at Galva during the summer, by the Galva Union Coal Company. It will be worked on the co-operative plan, and will be ready for business during the fall.
      George Palmer, Superintendent.
1885 26 Union Coal Company, Galva - Shaft, 62 feet, 4 feet
      Union Coal Co. This mine is run on the co-operative plan, the miners having stock in the company. The shaft is sixty-two feet deep, and the coal is raised by steam power. The cages are supplied with catches and covers, the mine is worked by double entry, and the equipment generally is in good order.
      Joseph Walker, Supt.
      Olaf Carlson, Mine Manager.
1887 27 Union Coal Company, Galva - 62 feet, 4 feet
1890 2 Union Coal Company, Galva

Valley View Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 16 North, Range 1 East, Section 6, NE SE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 140 feet with an average coal seam of 4.17 feet to 5¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Valley View Coal Mine   Valley View Coal Company   1930 - 1934
Valley View No. 2 Coal Mine   Valley View Coal Company   1935 - 1940
Valley View No. 2 Coal Mine   Sunny Hill Co-op Coal Company   1941
The last production was reported in 1941
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24, ISGS Index # 2426; 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 79]
 
1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53, 1933 54, 1934 15 Valley View Coal Company, Coal Valley
1935 16, 1936 79 Valley View Coal Company No. 2, Coal Valley
1937 55 Valley View Coal Company, Coal Valley
1938 56 Valley View Coal Company No. 2, Coal Valley
1939 18 Valley View Coal Company, Inc., No. 2, Coal Valley
1940 19 Valley View Coal Company, No. 2, Coal Valley
1941 20 Sunny Hill Co-op Coal Company, Coal Valley

Vonach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
A Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Vonach Coal Mine   Fred Vonach   1890 - 1891
[Source - No. 24]

Waine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Waine Coal Mine   James Waine   1898 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 28, 29, 31 76]
 
1898 76, 1899 7 James Waine, Atkinson - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet
1900 28 James Waine, Atkinson - 40 feet, 3 feet
1901 29, 1902 8 James Waine, Atkinson
1904 31 James Waine, Atkinson - Slope, 25 feet, 3 feet

Walter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pony Coal Mine   Pony Coal Company   1934
Walter Coal Mine   Mart Walter   1935
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 24]
 
1934 15 Pony Coal Company, Coal Valley
1935 16 Mart Walter, Coal Valley

Warner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 16 North, Range 1 East, Section 3, NE NW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 154 feet with an average coal seam of 3.67 feet to 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rex Coal Mine   Rex Coal Mining Company   1923 - 1924
Rex Coal Mine   Bishop, Hintz & Hintz   1925 - 1926
Warner Coal Mine   Warner Coal Company   1927 - 1945
The last production was reported in 1945
[Source - Nos. 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, ISGS Index # 237; 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 79]
 
1923 46, 1924 13 Rex Coal Mining Company, Rock Island
1925 47 Bishop, Hintz & Hintz, Warner
1926 48 Bishop, Hintz & Hintz, Warren
1927 49 Warner Coal Company, Warner
1928 50, 1929 51, 1930 52, 1931 78, 1932 53, 1933 54, 1934 15, 1935 16, 1936 79, 1937 55, 1938 56, 1939 18, 1940 19, 1941 20 Warner Coal Company, Orion
1942 57 Rex Mine, Warner Coal, Orion
1943 21, 1944 58, 1945 59 Warner Coal Company, Orion

Waterloo Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 15 North, Range 5 East, Section 20, SE NW NE
A Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Waterloo Coal Mine   Waterloo Coal Company   1913 - 1931
The last production was reported in 1931
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, ISGS Index # 2417; 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 78]
 
1913 77 Waterloo Coal Company, Kewanee
- New Mines - Waterloo Coal Company, Kewanee
1914 37, 1915 38, 1916 39 Waterloo Coal Company, Kewanee
1917 40 Waterloo Coal Company, Kewanee - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1918 41, 1919 42, 1921 44, 1923 46, 1924 13, 1925 47, 1927 49, 1928 50, 1929 51, 1930 52, 1931 78 Waterloo Coal Company, Kewanee

Weatherspoon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Atkinson, Henry County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Weatherspoon Coal Mine   Robert Weatherspoon   1883 - 1885
[Source - No. 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Robert Weatherspoon, Atkinson - Slope, 40 feet, 3 feet
1885 26 R. W. Wetherspoon, Atkinson - Slope, 15 feet, 3 feet
1887 27 Robert Wotherspoon, Atkinson - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet

Wells Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kershaw Coal Mine   James Kershaw   1898 - 1903
Wells Coal Mine   Ed Wells   1904 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 8, 9, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 76]
 
1898 76 James Kershaw, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1900 28 James Kershaw, Briar Bluff - . . , 4 feet
1901 29 James Kershaw, Briar's Bluff
1902 8 James Kershaw, Briar Bluff
1903 30 J. W. Kershaw, Briar Bluff - Slope, 12 feet, 3½ feet
1904 31 Ed Wells, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3½ feet
1905 32 E. W. Wells, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1906 33 Ed. Wells, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
1907 9 Ed. Wells, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 3 feet
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Wells Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Briar Bluff, Henry County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wells Coal Mine   G. Wells   1911 - 1912
[Source - Nos. 12, 24, 77]
 
1912 12 G. Wells, Briar Bluff - Drift, . . , 4 feet
1913 77 - Abandoned Mines - G. Wells, Briar Bluff

West Geneseo Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Slope Mine with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
West Geneseo Coal Mine   West Geneseo Coal Company   1938 - 1939
[Source - Nos. 18, 24, 56]
 
1938 56, 1939 18 West Geneseo Coal Company, Geneseo

Wichenich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wichenich Coal Mine   Michael Wichenich   1925 - 1928
[Source - Nos. 24, 47, 48, 49, 50]
 
1925 47 Michael Wichenich, Kewanee
1926 48 Mike Wiczhovitch, Kewanee
1927 49, 1928 50 Michael Wichenich, Kewanee

Wictom Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Cambridge, Henry County
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 90 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Goodrich & Burton Coal Mine   Goodrich & Burton   1883 - 1884
Wictom Coal Mine   George Wictom   1885 - 1890
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Goodrich & Burton, Cambridge - Shaft, 90 feet, 3 feet
1884 1 Goodrich & Burton, Cambridge - Shaft, 90 feet, 3 feet
      The mine at Cambridge is operated by Goodrich & Burton, and supplies the local trade only. The shaft is ninety feet deep, the coal three feet thick, and the seam is No. 3 of the Illinois section. The shaft is single, only one case being used. The coal is raised by a "friction" contrivance, which at best can not be considered the safest method for hoisting and lowering men. A link will, however, be put in, making the engine reversible, and cog gearing added.
      James Williams, Manager.
1885 26 George Wictom, Cambridge - Shaft, 90 feet, 3 feet
      The mine at Cambridge, formerly operated by Goodrich & Burton, has changed owners, and is now owned and operated by George Wictom. The old "friction" arrangement for hoisting the coal has been thrown aside, and spur gearing substituted, the latter being safer and more satisfactory. The shaft is 90 feet deep, the coal is 3 feet thick, and is seam No. 3 of the general section. The mine generally is in good order.
      George Wictom, Manager.
1887 27 George Wictom, Cambridge - Shaft, 90 feet, 3 feet
1890 2 George Wictom, Cambridge

Wiemar Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Section 31, NE SW SW
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wiemar Coal Mine   Joseph Wiemar   1879 - 1880
[Source - No. 24]

Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Henry County - Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Section 31, NE SW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 100 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   Taylor Williams   prior to 1880 - 1887
The last production was reported in 1887
[Source - Nos. 1, 24, ISGS Index # 4951; 25, 26, 27]
 
1883 25 Taylor Williams, Cleveland - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
1884 1 Taylor Williams, Cleveland - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
      The mine at Cleveland is owned and operated by Taylor Williams, and is in fair condition. Ventilated by a fan, of the Guibal type. The coal is worked by double entry, and very little solid coal remains. The most of the work is drawing pillars.
      A. S. Cox, Superintendent
      John Milam, Pit-boss.
1885 26 Taylor Williams, Cleveland - Shaft, 100 feet, 4 feet
      The mine at Cleveland, operated by Taylor Williams, continues in good condition. The solid coal is exhausted, nothing remaining but "pillars." As these are being withdrawn the circle becomes smaller, fewer miners are employed, the out-put decreases, and in about eighteen months the Cleveland mine will be finished.
      A. S. Cox, Superintendent.
      John Milam, Mine Manager.
1887 27 Taylor Williams, Cleveland - 100 feet, 4 feet
      Coal exhausted and mine abandoned.
- Old Mines Abandoned.
      Permanently abandoned during the year is Taylor Williams' mine at Cleveland, Kewanee, Henry county.

Wilson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Green River, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   Wilson & Company   1879 - 1880
[Source - No. 24]
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Wilson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4 feet 4 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   G. I. Wilson   1904 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 24, 31, 32]
 
1904 31 G. I. Wilson, Kewanee - Drift, . . , 4 feet 4 inches
1905 32 G. I. Wilson, Kewanee - Shaft, 30 feet, 4 feet

Winer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Geneseo, Henry County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Winer Coal Mine   Arthur Winer   1904 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 24, 32]
 
1905 32 Arthur Winer, Geneseo - Slope, 15 feet, 2 feet 8 inches

Woodbury Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Green River, Henry County
A Shaft / Drift Mine at a depth of 32 feet to 63 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Irwin Coal Mine   James Irwin   1898 - 1902
Woodbury Coal Mine   John Woodbury   1902 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 24, 28, 29, 30]
 
1899 7 James Irwin, Green River - Shaft, 32 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
1900 28 James Irwin, Green River - 63 feet, 3½ feet
1901 29 James Irwin, Green River
1902 8 James Irwin, Green River
1903 30 John Woodbury, Green River - Drift, . . , 2½ feet

Wooley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooley Coal Mine   William Wooley   1923 - 1927
[Source - Nos. 13, 24, 47, 48, 49]
 
1924 13 William F. Wolly & Son, Coal Valley
1925 47 William K. Wooly & Son, Coal Valley
1926 48 W. F. Woolys & Son, Coal Valley
1927 49 William Wooleys & Son, Coal Valley

Zister Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Kewanee, Henry County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zister Coal Mine   Burt Zister   1925
[Source - No. 47]
 
1925 47 Burt Zister, Kewanee

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