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Coal Mines in Stark County, Illinois
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Aitkin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 105 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Aitkin & Damon Coal Mine   Aitkin & Damon   1883
Aitkin Coal Mine   Thomas D. Aitkin   1884 - 1887
1892 - 1894
[Sources - Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9]
1885 5       The shaft at Bradford, operated by Thomas Aitken, is the deepest in the county, being one hundred and five feet deep. It is the only mine in operation within a radius of seven or eight miles, and as a matter of course the owner enjoys a monopoly on a small scale, and pays a higher price for mining, and commands a higher price for his coal than any other operator in the county. The mine generally is in fair condition, considering the amount of clay slips, "horse-backs," and other natural disadvantages there are to contend with.

Allendale Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 13
A Strip Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Allendale Coal Mine   Stonefort Coal Company   1960 - 1968
Allendale Coal Mine   Peabody Coal Company   1968 - 1970
Allendale Coal Mine   Midland Coal Company
( Divsion of ASARCO )
  1970 - 1977
[Source - No. 1 Index #859]

Armstrong Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Osecola
A Drift Mine at a depth of 36 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Armstrong Coal Mine   Joseph Armstrong   1884 - 1887
[Sources - Nos. 5, 6]
1885 5       The drift mine operated by Joseph Armstrong, in the same locality, (Elmira Township) is only run during the winter months, and then to a very limited extent.

Bardman & Oziah Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bardman & Oziah Coal Mine   Bardman & Oziah   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 22]

Barton Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Barton Coal Mine   Albert E. Barton   1918 - 1919
[Source - No. 34]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Barton Coal Mine   A. F. Barton   1936 - 1937
[Sources - Nos. 51, 52]

Bass Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 5½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bass Coal Mine   Oscar Bass   1884 - 1887
1894 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 5, 6, 10]
1885 5       The mine owned and operated by Oscar Bass in operation four miles east and half a mile north of Toulon. The shaft is located in a valley, and is only twenty feet deep. The mine is comparatively new, not more than two thousand five hundred tons of coal having been taken out. The coal is five feet six inches thick by actual measurement, and almost entirely free from clay slips -- something very unusual for seam No. 6. The coal is raised by horse-power, which is the usual method in this vicinity, and the water by steam power, a small steam pump being used for that purpose. The equipment of the mine generally is good, and an escape shaft has been sunk during the year.
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 73 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bass Coal Mine   Oscar Bass   1904 - 1906
[Source - No. 20, 21]

Beeman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 22 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Beeman Coal Mine   Mike Beeman   1915 - 1917
[Sources - Nos. 31, 32]
1916 31 New Mines -- Stark County. -- Mike Beeman, Wyoming

Bensyl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 2
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bensyle Coal Mine   Charles Bensyle   1918 - 1919
Bensyl Coal Mine   Charles Bensyl   1922 - 1923
1925 - 1934
[Sources - Nos. 34, 38, 40, through 49]

Berfield Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 4¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Berfield Coal Mine   Frank Berfield   1905 - 1906
[Source - No. 21]

Besett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Besett Coal Mine   H. Besett   1893 - 1894
[Source - No. 9]

Bever Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Castleton / Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 82 feet with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bever Coal Mine   Bever Bros.   1897 - 1899
1901
1903 - 1906
1907 - 1908*
[Sources - Nos. 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24]
* 1907 - This mine is not listed in the 1907 Annual Coal Report

Blakey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blakey Coal Mine   Thomas Blakey   1922 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39]

Blakey & Price Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blakey & Price Coal Mine   Blakey & Price   1927
[Source - No. 42]

Boardman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Boardman Coal Mine   George D. Boardman   1915 - 1918
[Sources - Nos. 31, 32, 33]
1916 31 New Mines -- Stark County. -- George D. Boardman, Toulon

Bouck Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bouck Coal Mine   Frank Bouck   1883 - 1884
[Source - No. 4]

Bradford Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Osceola Township - Township 14 North, Range 7 East, Section 21
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bradford Shaft       prior to 1870 - ?
[Source - No. 2]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bradford Coal Mine   Bradford Mining Company   1918 - 1919
[Source - No. 34]

Brady Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
A Slope Mine with a coal seam of 4½ feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brady Coal Mine   James Brady   1910 - 1911
[Source - No. 26]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brady Coal Mine   Robert Brady   1922 - 1923
[Source - No. 38]

Briggs Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Modena
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Briggs Coal Mine   Elmer Briggs   1892 - 1893
[Source - No. 8]

Burton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burton Coal Mine   Samuel E. Burton   1922 - 1923
[Source - No. 38]

Cahill & Code Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Lombardville
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 136 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cahill & Code Coal Mine   Cahill & Code   1903 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 19, 20, 21]

Camey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Lombardville
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 120 feet to 135 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Holgate Coal Mine   Reuben Holgate   1886 - 1887
Camey Coal Mine   Robert Camey   1892 - 1897
Cook Coal Mine   George Cook   1897 - 1898
Goode Coal Mine   Joseph Goode   1898 - 1903
    Unknown   1904
Camey Coal Mine   Robert Camey   1905 - 1907
[Sources - Nos. 6, 8 through 18 inclusive, 21]
1907 23       The name of the owner of this mine was spelled as "Carney" with a Post office address of Bradford.

Catton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - West Jersey
A Drift Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 5½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Catton Coal Mine   John Catton   1883 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 4 through 21 inclusive]
1885 5       The drift mine in West Jersey township, operated by John Catton, remains without any variation in management or production; the latter being regulated by the demand, and amounts to a little over one thousand tons annually.
1906 21       The name of the owner of this mine was spelled "Cotton" and the mine was reported as being a Shaft Mine with a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 5 inches in thickness.

Catton & Wilson Coal Mine
See : Wilson Coal Mine

Charleston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Castleton, Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Charleston Coal Mine   Fred Charleston   prior to 1874 -
1886 - 1887
1902 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 2, 6, 18]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Charleston Coal Mine   Charles Charleston   1904 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 20, 21]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Charleston Coal Mine   Peter Charleston   1934
Charleston Coal Mine No. 1   Peter Charleston   1936
1940 - 1943
[Sources - Nos. 49, 51, 55, 56, 57]

Cotton & Wilkins Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cotton & Wilkins Coal Mine   Cotton & Wilkins   1927
[Source - No. 42]

Coulson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coulson Coal Mine   Foster Coulson   1883, 1886 - 1890
Coulson Coal Mine No. 1   Foster Coulson   1893 - 1894
[Source - No. 3, 6, 7, 9]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coulson Coal Mine No. 2   Foster Coulson   1893 - 1894
Coulson Coal Mine   Foster Coulson   1894 - 1895
1900 - 1903
[Source - No. 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18]

Croft Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Croft Coal Mine   Wilson Croft & Company   1927
[Source - No. 42]

Cross Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cross Coal Mine   Harvey Cross   1884 - 1885
[Source - No. 5]

Cummings Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming, Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cummings Coal Mine   John Cummings   prior to 1874, 1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 2]

Curfman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Curfman & Reed Coal Mine   Curfman & Reed   1934 - 1935
Curfman Coal Mine   W. J. Curfman   1936 - 1938
[Sources - Nos. 49, 50, 51, 52, 53]

Curlman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Curlman Coal Mine   Wilden J. Curlman   1920 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 36, 38, 39]

Curtis & Adleman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet 4 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Curtis & Adleman Coal Mine   Curtis & Adleman   1915 - 1916
[Sources - Nos. 31, 32]
1916 31 New Mines -- Stark County. -- Curtis & Adleman, Wyoming
1917 32 Abandoned Mines -- Stark County. -- Curtis & Adleman, Wyoming

D & K Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming / Castleton - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 14
A Drift Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Downing Coal Mine   Downing Bros. Coal Company   1919 - 1937
Mook Coal Mine   Mook & Comapny   1937
Downing Coal Mine   Downing Bros. Coal Company   1938 - 1941
D & K Coal Mine   Dietz & Knave   1941
[Source - No. 1 Index #3479; 35, 36, 38 through 45, 47 through 56]

Dalrymple Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Neponset post office
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 4 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dalrymple Coal Mine   Dalrymple Bros.   1904 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 20, 21]

Dalton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3¾ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dalton Coal Mine   Perry Dalton   1883
[Source - No. 3]

Deyo & Kingen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kingan & Greenwell Coal Mine   Kingan & Greenwell   1917 - 1923
Kingen Coal Mine   Frank Kingen   1923 - 1924
Kingen Coal Mine   J. F. Kingen   1924 - 1925
Kingen Coal Mine   Kingen & Sons   1934
Deyo & Kingen Coal Mine   Deyo & Kingen   1935 - 1936
[Sources - Nos. 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 49, 50, 51]

Dillon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dillon Coal Mine   George Dillon   1929 - 1930
1934
[Sources - Nos. 44, 45, 49]

Dixon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dixon Coal Mine   H. Dixon   1883
[Source - No. 3]

Duncan Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Elmira
A Shaft Mine with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Duncan Coal Mine   John Duncan   1909 - 1910
[Source - No. 25]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Neponset
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 4 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Duncan Coal Mine   William J. Duncan   1916 - 1919
1924 - 1937
[Sources - Nos. 32, 33, 34, 40, 41 through 45, 47 through 52]
1917 32 New Mines -- Stark County. -- W. J. Duncan, Neponset

Dunn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Osceola
A Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dunn Coal Mine   Haney Dunn   1899 - 1902
[Sources - Nos. 15, 16, 17]
1900 15 Escapement Shafts
      The following escapement shaft has been completed during the year: Henry Dunn's local mine, Osceola, Stark county, 30 feet deep.

Durant Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon
Mine Name Operated By Years
Durant Coal Mine   Roy Durant   1917 - 1918
1922 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 33, 38, 39]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Durant Coal Mine   Harman Durant   1922 - 1923
[Source - No. 38]

Eagleston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eagleston Coal Mine   W. J. Eagleston   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Endreas Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - LaFayette
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 28 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet 10 inches to 4 feet in thickness
Mine Name Operated By Years
Endreas Coal Mine   Endreas Bros.   1911 - 1913
[Sources - Nos. 27, 28]
1913 28 Abandoned Mines - Stark County -- Endreas Bros., LaFayette.

Essex Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Essex Coal Mine   William Essex   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Flemin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Flemin Coal Mine   J. J. Flemin & Company   1907 - 1908
[Source - No. 23]
This may or may not be the same person and mine
Fleming Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Shaft Mine at a depth of 106 feet with a coal seam of 4¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fleming Coal Mine   J. J. Fleming   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 22]

Forbs Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
Mine Name Operated By Years
Forbs Coal Mine   James Forbs   1923 - 1924
[Source - No. 39]

Fraser & Tunsall Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County -Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 14
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fraser & Tunsall Coal Mine   James Fraser & Thomas Tunsall   1857 - ?
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County -Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fraser & Tunsall Coal Mine   James Fraser & Thomas Tunsall   1858 - ?
[Source - No. 2]

French Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 104 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
French & Peterson Coal Mine   French & Peterson   1897 - 1900
French Coal Mine   Strauther French   1900 - 1904
1907 - 1908
[Sources - Nos. 13 through 18 inclusive, 23]
1900 15 Escapement Shafts
      The following escapement shaft has been completed during the year: French & Peterson's local mine, Bradford, Stark county, 104 feet deep.

Fuller Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fuller Coal Mine   James K. Fuller   1902 - 1905
[Sources - Nos. 18, 19, 20]

Gali Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming - Township 14 North, Range 6 East, Section 15
A Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Durant Coal Mine   Ray Durant   (1931) 1934 - 1939
Gali & Grant Coal Mine   Gali & Grant   1939 - 1941
Gali Coal Mine   John Gali Coal Company   1939 - 1943
[Sources - Nos. 1 Index #3483, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58]
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Neponset
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gali Coal Mine   John Gali Coal Company   1943 - 1946
[Sources - Nos. 58, 59, 60, 61]

Goodale Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Goodale Coal Mine   Goodale Bros.   1922 - 1924
1926
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39, 41]

Gory Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Neponset
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gory Coal Mine   W. N. Gory & Son   1927
[Source - No. 42]

Green Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Osecola
A Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Green Coal Mine   James Green   1884 - 1894
Green Coal Mine   Henry Green   1894 - 1898
[Sources - Nos. 5 through 13 inclusive]
1885 5      In Elmira township, the mine operated by James Green, produces about two thousand tons annually. This mine is in good condition generally, well ventilated so far as natural ventilation can be relied on, and is supplied with escapement shaft. The opening is a short slope, and the coal is raised by horse-power.

Hardin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hardin Coal Mine   John Hardin   1910 - 1911
[Source - No. 26]

Harmon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 11
Mine Name Operated By Years
Milburn Coal Mine   L. Milburn   1936 - 1937
Milburn Coal Mine No. 1   Leslie Milburn   1938 - 1939
Harmon Coal Mine No. 1   Howard H. Harmon   1939
Harmon Coal Mine   Harmon Brothers   1940
Harmon Coal Mine   Howard H. Harmon   1941 - 1942
Harmon Coal Mine   Harmon Brothers Coal Company   1943 - 1944
[Sources - No. 1 Index #3477, 51 through 59]

Herberger Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East
Mine Name Operated By Years
Herberger Coal Mine   Peter Herberger   prior to 1874, 1889 - 1898
[Sources - Nos. 2, 7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 13]

Hess Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hess Coal Mine   James Hess   1883 - 1884
[Source - No. 4]

Higbee Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee (Higby) Coal Mine   James Higbee   1883 - 1904
[Sources - Nos. 3 through 19 inclusive]
1885 5       The shaft operated by James Higbee, at Wyoming, continues in good condition. The double entry system prevails ; the ventilation is produced by a small furnace ; the cages are supplied with safety catches, the top of the shaft is protected by guards, and all the necessary adjuncts to a coal shaft are in position. A pair of new wire ropes 7/8 of an inch in diameter have been put in during the year.
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Lombardville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee Coal Mine   A. W. Higbee   1889 - 1890
1893 - 1898
[Sources - Nos. 7, 9 through 13 inclusive]
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Higbee Coal Company - See : Wyoming Coal Mines
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The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 114 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee Coal Mine   L. C. Higbee   1914 - 1916
Higbee & McDaniel Coal Mine   Higbee & McDaniel   1917 - 1918
Higbee Coal Mine   L. C. Higbee   1918 - 1919
[Sources - Nos. 30, 31, 33, 34]

Higbee & Beaver Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Modena
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee & Beaver Coal Mine   Higbee & Beaver   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 7]

Higbee & Robinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee & Robinson Coal Mine   Higbee & Robinson   1898 - 1901
[Sources - Nos. 14, 15, 16]

Higbee & Watson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Undergorund Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Higbee & Watson Coal Mine   Higbee & Watson   1905 - 1906
[Source - No. 21]

Hodgson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hodgsen & Strong Coal Mine   Hodgsen & Strong   1922 - 1923
Hodgson Coal Mine   Hodgson Coal Comapny   1923 - 1924
[Sources - Nos. 38, 39]

Howard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howard Coal Mine   David & William Howard   mid to late 1850s -
[Source - No. 2]

Howarth Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming, Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Section 25
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Howarth Coal Mine   Richard Howarth   mid to late 1850s - 1887
1892 - 1895
[Sources - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10]

Jacobs Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 138 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jacobs Coal Mine   Ova Jacobs   1907 - 1909
[Sources - Nos. 23, 24]

Jones Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 177 feet with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
      In 1906 the depth was reported at 138 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jones Coal Mine   William W. Jones   1896 - 1902
Jones Coal Mine   W. W. Jones   1904 - 1906
[Sources - Nos. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21]
1901 16 - Injunctions Granted - July 21, 1900,
      an application was made to the Master in Chancery at Toulon, Stark county, for temporary injunctions to restrain Wm. M. Jones and B. F. Newton, from operating their local mines, located near Bradford, Stark county, until section 3 of the mining law in regard to escapement shafts had been complied with. The master granted the temporary injunctions applied for and the judge affirmed his action at the September term of court. Jones sunk an escapement shaft 112 feet deep.

Keim Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Lafayette
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Berg Coal Mine   Charles E. Berg   1889 - 1897
Dodds Coal Mine   Thomas Dodds   1897 - 1898
Leitch Coal Mine   John Leitch   1898 - 1902
Keim Coal Mine   F. L. Keim   1902 - 1903
[Sources - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Kewanee Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Modena
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kewanee Coal Mine   Kewanee Coal Company   1894 - 1895
[Source - No. 10]

King Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
Mine Name Operated By Years
King Coal Mine   Issiah (Issac) King   1902 - 1904
[Sources - Nos. 18, 19]

Lathrop Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - near Wyoming -
      Toulon Township - Township 13 North, Range 6 East or Essex Township - Township 12 North, Range 6 East
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lathrop Coal Mine   Lathrop Coal Company   mid to late 1860s - ?
[Source - No. 2]

Libby Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Elmira
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 - 31 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gillette Coal Mine   C. H. Gillette   1892 - 1895
Libby Coal Mine   Orlando Libby   1895 - 1897
[Sources - Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Linscott Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Wyoming
A Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Linscott Coal Mine   A. Linscott   1883 - 1884
[Source - No. 4]

Lyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Stark County - Bradford
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lyle Coal Mine   Norris D. Lyle   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 22]

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