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Clover Leaf Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 8 North, Range 3 West, Section 35,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coffeen Mine   Coffeen Coal & Coke Company   1889 - 1901
Clover Leaf No. 1 Mine   Clover Leaf Coal Company   1901 - 1908
[Source - No. 1, Index 3001]

 
Clover Leaf Coal Mine No. 4
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 7 North, Range 3 West, Section 3,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clover Leaf No. 2 Mine   Clover Leaf Coal Mining Company   1905 - 1916
Coffeen Mine No. 2   Coffeen Coal Mining Company   1916 - 1920
Clover Leaf No. 4 Mine   Clover Leaf Coal Company   1920 - 1924
[Source - No. 1, Index 442]
1905 Annual Coal Report 6
Prospective Mines
      The Clover Leaf Coal Co., Coffeen, Montgomery county, is sinking a new mine at that place on the T. St. L. & W. R. R., one mile west of their present shaft; this mine will be known as No. 2.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
      A new air and escape shaft has been completed at Mine No. 2 of Clover Leaf Coal and Mining Co., at Coffeen, Montgomery County.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report11
Improvements.
      The Clover Leaf Mining Company has installed three Morgan-Gardner mining machines and, by moving the Capel fan to the air shaft, has improved the ventilation.
 
1917 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements.
      Coffeen Coal Mining Company, Coffeen, Montgomery County, has. installed a high speed engine, direct connected generator, built smoke stacks, overhauled all boilers, extended motor haulage and reopened territory which had formerly been closed.
 
1922 Annual Coal Report14
The Following Mine Was Not in Operation During the Past Year
      Clover Leaf Coal Mining Company's mine, Coffeen.
 
1923 Annual Coal Report18
New Mines
      The Clover Leaf Coal Company has reopened the Coffeen Mine.
 
1929 Annual Coal Report24
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929.       Clover Leaf Coal Co., Coffeen
 

 
Cosgrove - Meehan Coal Mine No. 5
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 7 North, Range 4 West, Section 22,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Panama No. 1 Mine   Shoal Creek Coal Co.   1905 - 1925
Cosgrove - Meehan Mine No. 5   Cosgrove-Meehan Coal Co.   1925 - 1933
[Source - No. 1, Index 76]
1905 Coal Report6
Prospective Mines
The Shoal Creek Coal Company, main office 734 Rookery building, Chicago, is sinking a new mine at Donnelson, Montgomery county; the shaft is now down 194 feet and coal is expected to be reached at 375 feet; the air shaft is being sunk at the same time as the hoisting shaft. The boiler and engine houses will have brick walls and iron roof trusses; it will be a machine mine, punching machines will be used; everything around the mine will be put in first class condition. Steel tower, dump cages and shaking screens are to be used, and it is said that the shaft will have a capacity of 2,000 tons in eight hours, when properly opened out.
 
1911 Annual Coal Report8
Explosion At The Shoal Creek Coal Company's Mine, Panama, Montgomery County, November 11, 1910
      Six men killed, eleven injured by afterdamp, and the lives of 386 others imperiled were the results of an explosion of gas in the shaft of the Shoal Creek Coal Company's mine at Panama, Montgomery county. The dead are: Charles Chornak, Jacob Herman, Reggie Romania, Joe Gauer, George Maneheft, and Jay Wilber.
      On the morning of November 11, 1910, a miner, Reggie Romania, who had been discharged, accompanied by Charles Chornak, went into the mine to get Romanis's tools. They were cautioned not to go into the first west entry as there was a squeeze, and gas had been found near the face of the entry.
      However, they went and the explosion followed. The explosion was not severe at the point of origin, but the deadly afterdamp overcame three of the men, while they were attempting to rescue their fellow workmen.
      Your inspector got to the mine and took charge of the work of securing the bodies of the dead miners, which was accomplished at 5:00 o'clock the following morning.
 
Fire Destroys Washer
      As the result of a fire of mysterious origin, a $70,000 coal washer owned by the Shoal Creek Mining Company, Panama, was destroyed early the morning of April 11, 1911. The washer was a short distance from the hoisting shaft, and it contained 1,800 tons of washed coal. This, together with a carload which was under the chute, was totally consumed. The fire fighting apparatus at the mine was the means of saving the buildings around the shaft. About a month ago the storehouse owned by this company was totally destroyed by fire. The loss on both structures was fully covered by insurance.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report9
Improvements
      The Shoal Creek Coal Company has built a new coal washer at the mine at Panama, to replace the one destroyed by fire on April 11, 1911.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report11
Improvements.
      The Shoal Creek Coal Company, Panama, Montgomery County, has built an electrical power station, which has greatly increased the capacity of the mine. The plant is now entirely electrified, with the exception of the hoisting engine and fan.
      An electrical gathering locomotive has been installed on trial and the company hopes to dispense with mules entirely. The ventilation of the mine has been greatly improved, refuse has been loaded from all the main haulage roads, and all the coal is now shot with permissible explosives.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements.
The Shoal Creek Coal Company, Panama, Montgomery County, has made the following improvements:
      One 5-ton gathering motor; six Draeger helmets, mouth breathing type; made a new air course 2,000 feet long through the solid coal; enlarged all air courses; removed about 500 railroad cars of dirt from the roads; installed 800-ton capacity coal crusher; installed 300 K. W. motor generator set; an electric motor on fan, and an electric pump on bottom of main shaft; made about 3,000 feet of new motor haulage roads; reconstructed wire lines in mine.
Explosion12
April 5, 1915, an explosion occurred in the Shoal Creek Coal Company's mine, Panama, Montgomery County, which resulted in the death of eleven men. The verdict of the coroner's jury in each case was: "Deceased came to his death on the 5th day of April, 1915, at or about the hour of 7 o'clock a. m., on Monday, 5th day of April, 1915, in the Shoal Creek Coal Company's mine No. 1, Panama, Illinois, from effects of an explosion and the afterdamp following same."
 
1916 Annual Coal Report15
Improvements.
The improvements made by the Shoal Creek Coal Company, Panama, are as follows:
      About 5,000 feet of motor tract laid for permanent roadways: about 1,500 feet of air courses cleaned out; bottom lengthened on the south side for more car storage; the railroad tracks in mine yard thoroughly repaired and ventilation greatly improved.
 
1917 Annual Coal Report14
Improvements.
      Shoal Creek Coal Company, Panama, Montgomery County, extended motor track about 3,000 feet on three different territories; built a new track for loads, storage for empties, and expect to cage the coal from the reverse side; changing pit cars to roller bearings; built a new pump house at Shoal Creek and installed an electric driven pump and a new Cameron pump; built an extension to carpenter shop to facilitate the work there; have bought a 13-ton motor and three more mining machines to be installed as soon as possible; installed 5,000 feet of 400,000 circular mills cable, which is well insulated, to improve the positive wire lines below.
 
1934 - 1939 Annual Coal Reports
Idle Mines -       Cosgrove Meehan Coal Co., No. 5 at Panama, in Montgomery County.
 

 
Crown Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 12 North, Range 5 West, Section 34,
Crown Mine No. 1 History
Mine Name Operated By Years
Crown No. 1 Mine   Freeman Coal Mining Corporation   1951 - 1971
[Source - No. 1, Index 707]

 
Farmersville Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 11 North, Range 5 West, Section 4,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Farmersville No. 1 Mine   Farmersville Coal Mining Company   1907 - 1915
[Source - No. 1, Index 3004]
1907 Annual Coal Report14
Prospective Mines
      Ground has been broken for a new mine at Farmersville, Montgomery county.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Abandoned Mines.
The following mines were not operated and are classed as abandoned mine:
      Farmersville Coal Company, Farmersville.

 
Hillsboro Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 8 North, Range 4 West, Section 12,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hillsboro Mine   Hillsboro Coal Co.   1888 - 1937
Hillsboro Mine   Hillsboro Mining Co.   1937 - 1941
[Source - No. 1, Index 291]
1907 Annual Coal Report7 Improvements
      The Hillsboro Coal Company, Hillsboro, Montgomery county, have replaced its old twelve-foot fan with a new twenty-foot one, greatly improving the ventilation.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements.
      Hillsboro Coal Company has extended the haulage ways and made new partings so as to run the motors closer up to the face of the coal, and also installed a new 7½-ton locomotive. A brick wash house, 24 by 48 feet, with cement floor and metal roof, has been built and furnished with eleven shower baths, wash tables and hangers for the miners' clothes.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Improvements.
      The Hillsboro Coal Company, Hillsboro, has done considerable work changing the system of haulage and ventilation. A steam engine has been placed on the tracks for moving railroad cars.

 
Consolidated Coal Company's
Hillsboro Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 7 North, Range 3 West, Section 14,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hillsboro Mine   Truax Traer Coal Co.   1964 - 1970
Hillsboro Mine #63   Consolidated Coal Co., Midwest Div.   1971 - 1983
[Source - No. 1, Index 871]

 
Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 10
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 6,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Nokomis Mine No. 1   Peabody Coal Company   1905 - 1915
C & E I Mine No. 10   C & E I Coal Properties   1915 - 1918
Illinois Mine No. 10   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 10   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1939
[Source - No. 1, Index 194]
1905 Annual Coal Report6
New Mines
      The Peabody Mining Co. has secured a large tract of coal land near Nokomis, Montgomery county, on the lines of the
C. C. C. & St. L. and Frisco roads, and is now sinking a shaft; the company expects to reach the coal seam eight and one-half feet thick at 650 feet in depth from the surface.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At the No. 10 mine the entire equipment is being removed and machinery of the most modern type installed. This includes a steel tipple covering four tracks, in which is a Shaker screen built to load all sizes of coal. The screen is driven by a hundred H.P., 250 V. D. C. motor of two speeds. The sheave wheels are 10 feet in diameter with a 9-inch shaft. The cages are the latest improved Olson and will carry two 4-ton cars side by side. The cable used for hoisting will be 1¾ inches. The building containing the hoist, generator etc., is 87 feet by 57 feet divided into three rooms, and is built entirely of concrete, brick and steel. The front room facing the shaft contains the hoist and twin conical drums running from 9 to 11 feet. These drums are keyed to a shaft 15 inches in diameter. On one end of the shaft is connected a 550 V. D. C. motor, 1,350 H.P. On the other end of the shaft is connected by gears an auxiliary motor which is 150 H.P., 440 V. induction. The drums are connected with over-wind drive. In the center room there are installed a 1,000 K.W. fly-wheel motor generator set of 550 V., which will furnish power for hoist motor, and two 400 K.W., 275 V. D. C. generators to furnish power for the mining machines and locomotives. The rear room will be a sub-station equipped with two banks transformers and other apparatus necessary for reducing the current from 33,000 to 2,300 volts. One bank transformer contains three 600 K.W.A. transformers and the other bank contains three 100 K.V.A. transformers. Under this building is a basement where the cables will be carried from the different machinery. The fan is 5 x 16 feet, Jeffrey, driven by 3-Speed 440 V. induction motor. The machine shop is 30 x 90 feet, and will carry all necessary machinery for making the supplies that will be used around the mine. Steel guides have been placed in the shaft instead of the ordinary wooden ones. The shaft bottom on one side has been concreted and a steel "I" beam placed every 3 feet. On the other side this has been done for a distance of 100 feet. The track has been relaid with heavier steel from the shaft bottom to the working face. Thirty mine machines and ten 5-ton and two 15-ton locomotives for haulage will be installed. Mine ears of 4-ton capacity will be used and two cars hoisted on each cage.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements.
      The Peabody Coal Company, No. 10 mine, Nokomis, is building a wash house measuring 85 feet by 32 feet, entirely fireproof throughout, built of concrete, brick and steel, and will have accommodations for 640 men with the necessary steel lockers, shower baths and tubs. The building is divided so that the men can wash in one room and dress in another, and will be heated with hot air pumped in and the air in the building changed four times an hour. On account of this mine being operated entirely by electricity, a 12" by 24" engine being installed as an auxiliary for operating the fan in case the power fails.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]
Improvements.
The following improvements have been made at mine No. 10, C. & E. I. Coal Properties, Nokomis:
      One washhouse 30 feet by 80 feet equipped with boiler 5 feet by 16 feet, Sturtevant Vento Heating system, wash basins, 19 shower baths, and 650 lockers, has been built; a locomotive and 200 new pit cars have been added to the underground equipment. Three car retarders were installed and some changes made on the fan also as to produce a greater volume of air.
 
1939 Annual Coal Report34
Abandoned Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 10, Montgomery County.
 

 
Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 11
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 6,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kortkamp Mine   Kortkamp Coal Company   1904 - 1912
Peabody Mine No. 11   Peabody Coal Company   1912 - 1915
C & E I Mine No. 11   C & E I Coal Properties   1915 - 1918
Illinois Mine No. 11   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 11   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1924
[Source - No. 1, Index 197]
1912 Annual Coal Report9
Change Of Names
      The Burnwell Coal Company, The Kortkamp Coal Company, and the Montgomery County Coal Company will hereafter be operated under the name of Peabody Coal Company Nos. 11, 12, 14, and 15, respectively.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report10
Change of Name
      The Korthkamp Coal Co., Hillsboro; the Burnwell Coal Co., No. 1, Witt, and Montgomery County Coal Co., Hillsboro, are now known as Peabody Coal Company, Nos. 11, 12 and 15, respectively.
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At No. 11 mine a 4 x 10 Jeffrey fan, driven by 16" x l8" Chuse engine, and two 12-ton locomotives for haulage purposes, have been installed.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements.
      At the Peabody Coal Company, No. 11 mine, Hillsboro, a wash house is being built to accommodate 350 men with the necessary lockers, shower baths and tubs, and will be fireproof throughout. The building is 30 feet by 65 feet and is of concrete, brick and steel.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]
Improvements.
The following improvements have been made at mine No. 11, C. & E. I. Coal Properties, Kortkamp:
      New buntons and guides were placed in the hoisting shaft, one hundred new cars added to the equipment and the washhouse completed and in use.
 
1930 - 1933 Annual Coal Reports
Idle Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 11
 

 
Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 12
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 9 North, Range 2 West, Section 6,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Montgomery Mine   Montgomery Coal Company   1897 - 1904
Dering Mine No. 25   Dering Coal Company   1904 - 1905
Burnwell Mine No. 24   Burnwell Coal Company   1905 - 1912
Peabody Mine No. 12   Peabody Coal Company   1912 - 1917
C & E I Mine No. 12   C & E I Coal Properties   1917 - 1918
Illinois Mine No. 12   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 12   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1925
[Source - No. 1, Index 196]
1898 Annual Coal Report4
New Mines
      The Montgomery Coal Company has opened a new mine for business during the year at Paisley. A tower and out buildings have been put up, with suitable side tracks, and a new 12-foot fan put in. This mine is located one mile west of the village of Witt, in Montgomery county; a new town site is laid out and a number of houses have been built. The name of the new town is Paisley. The coal seam of the mine is No. 5, and it is about 8 feet thick; the shaft is is 534 feet deep; the roof above the coal is very good and the coal will be easily mined.
Escapement Shafts
      The Montgomery Coal Company, of Paisley, is sinking an escapement shaft.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report5
Escapement Shafts
      The Montgomery Coal Company, of Paisley, will finish the escapement shaft in the near future.
Improvements
      The Montgomery Coal Company, at Paisley, has put in a pair of first motion engines, also two boilers, with new engines and boiler houses. The engines and boilers were manufactured by the Litchfield Car & Machine Co., of Litchfield.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report9
Change Of Names
      The Burnwell Coal Company, The Kortkamp Coal Company, and the Montgomery County Coal Company will hereafter be operated under the name of Peabody Coal Company Nos. 11, 12, 14, and 15, respectively.

1913 Annual Coal Report10
Change of Name
      The Korthkamp Coal Co., Hillsboro; the Burnwell Coal Co., No. 1, Witt, and Montgomery County Coal Co., Hillsboro, are now known as Peabody Coal Company, Nos. 11, 12 and 15, respectively.
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At No. 12 mine two 12-ton electric locomotives and a 125 K.W. motor generator set have been installed.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
The following mines are not reported and are classed as abandoned mines:
Montgomery County. -- Peabody Coal Company's mines, No. 12, Witt, and No. 15, Taylor Springs;
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]
 
1917 Annual Coal Report14
New and Reopened Mines.
      Montgomery County. -- C. & E. I. Coal Property, No. 12, Witt, and No. 15, Taylor Springs.
Improvements.
      C. & E. I. Coal Properties, No. 12, Witt, Montgomery County, was closed down two years and eleven months, and reopened on or about November 20, 1916. This mine was in bad condition and had to be cleaned up; began hoisting coal November 29, at a very small tonnage per day and have gradually increased up to 1,500 tons per day: the air courses and haulage roads are in good condition; other improvements are two haulage locomotives, five mining machines, one new boiler complete and one old boiler replaced with a new one, one generator which produces the power for the mining machines and locomotives in the mine.
 
1930 - 1939 Annual Coal Reports
Idle Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 12
 


 
Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 14
Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 10 North, Range 2 West, Section 32,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burnwell Mine No. 22   Burnwell Coal Company   1907 - 1911
Peabody Mine No. 14   Peabody Coal Company   1911 - 1915
C & E I Mine No. 14   C & E I Coal Properties   1915 - 1918
Illinois Mine No. 14   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 14   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1921
[Source - No. 1, Index 335]
1907 Annual Coal Report7
New Mines
      The Burnwell Coal Company has completed the sinking of its No. 22 mine at Witt, Montgomery county.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report9
Improvements
      The Burnwell Coal Company has installed electric motors in No. 22 mine at Witt.
Change Of Names
      The Burnwell Coal Company, The Kortkamp Coal Company, and the Montgomery County Coal Company will hereafter be operated under the name of Peabody Coal Company Nos. 11, 12, 14, and 15, respectively.

1913 Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At No. 14 mine all of the mules have been taken out of the mine and eight 5-ton gathering locomotives installed. Three sets picking tables have been placed for better cleaning and preparing of the coal.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]
 
1922 Annual Coal Report17
The Following Mine Was Not in Operation During the Past Year :
      Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine, Witt.
 
1929Annual Coal Report24
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929.       Indiana & Illinois Coal Corporation No. 14, Witt, Montgomery Co.
 
1934 - 1939 Annual Coal Reports
Idle Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 14, at Witt, in Montgomery County.
 


 
Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 15
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 10 North, Range 2 West, Section 32,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Taylor Spring Mine No. 1   Montgomery County Coal Company   1908 - 1912
Peabody Mine No. 15   Peabody Coal Company   1912 - 1915
C & E I Mine No. 15   C & E I Coal Properties   1917 - 1918
Taylor Spring Mine No. 15   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 15   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1939
[Source - No. 1, Index 77]
1912 Annual Coal Report9
Change Of Names
      The Burnwell Coal Company, The Kortkamp Coal Company, and the Montgomery County Coal Company will hereafter be operated under the name of Peabody Coal Company Nos. 11, 12, 14, and 15, respectively.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At No. 15 mine two 5-ton locomotives have been installed. This mine is closed down at present on account of making some necessary repairs on the shaft bottom in the way of concreting sides and placing steel "I" beams on same.
Change of Name
      The Korthkamp Coal Co., Hillsboro; the Burnwell Coal Co., No. 1, Witt, and Montgomery County Coal Co., Hillsboro, are now known as Peabody Coal Company, Nos. 11, 12 and 15, respectively.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
The following mines are not reported and are classed as abandoned mines:
Montgomery County. -- Peabody Coal Company's mines, No. 12, Witt, and No. 15, Taylor Springs;
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]
 
1917 Annual Coal Report14
New and Reopened Mines.
      Montgomery County. -- C. & E. I. Coal Property, No. 12, Witt, and No. 15, Taylor Springs.
 
1930 - 1933 Annual Coal Report13,14,15,16
Idle Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 15
 

 
Litchfield Mining and Manufacturing Company's Coal Mine
Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :
      Montgomery County - Township 8 North, Range 5 West, Section 3, NW, NW, NW
This was an underground mine with an original depth of 500 - 520 feet and an average coal
seam thickness of 4.3 to 7 feet.
It was deepened to 684 - 690 feet and an average coal seam thickness of 3½ to 4 feet.
Litchfield Mine History
Mine Name Operated By Years
Amalgamated Mine   Amalgamated Coal & Timber   1869 - 1873
Litchfield Mine   Litchfield Coal Company   1873 - 1885
Litchfield Mine   Leased to Joseph Richardson   1885
Litchfield Mine   Litchfield Coal Company   1885 - 1884
Litchfield Mine   Litchfield Mining & Manufacturing Company   1894 - 1899
[Source - No. 1, Index 3002]
Last reported production : 1899

 
Litchfield Mining Company's Coal Mine
Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois
Litchfield Mining Company's Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
      Montgomery County - Township 9 North, Range 5 West, Section 32, SE, NE, NE
This was an underground mine with an original depth of 535 feet and an average coal
seam thickness of 4.3 to 7 feet.
It was deepened to 684 - 690 feet and an average coal seam thickness of 4.7 to 6.33 feet.
Originally sunk by the Carbon Coal & Manufacturing Company, but in the first year the seam did not prove satisfactory and the shaft was deepened to a lower seam and the upper seam was abandoned.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Litchfield Mine   Litchfield Mining & Power Co.   1894 - 1904
Illinois Collieries Mine No. 7   Illinois Collieries Co.   1904 - 1908
Litchfield Mine No. 7   Litchfield Coal Company   1908 - 1913
Mine was abandoned from 1913 -1919
Litchfield Mine   Litchfield Mining Company   1920 - 1925
            Mine was idle in 1922
[Source - No. 1, Index 714]
Last reported production : 1925
1895 Annual Coal Report2
New Mines
      At Litchfield, Montgomery county, the Litchfield Mining and Power Co., has sunk a shaft. The surface plant is of high grade. The mine buildings are brick; a Litchfield hoisting engine, three boilers and shaking screens have been installed. The seam has not proven satisfactory to the promoters.
 
1898 Annual Coal Report4
Escapement Shafts
      The Litchfield Mining and Power Company is sinking an escapement shaft.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report5
Escapement Shafts
      The Litchfield Mining and Power Co., of Litchfield has finished an escapement shaft.
 
1905 Annual Coal Report 6
Changes of Corporate Names
      The Illinois Collieries Co., Chicago, (Railway Exchange Bldg.) has bought the Litchfield Mining and Power Co.'s shaft at Litchfield.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report12
The following mines are not reported and are classed as abandoned mines:
      Montgomery County. -- Litchfield Collieries Company's mine, Litchfield.
 

 
Raymond Coal Mine
Raymond, Montgomery County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 10 North, Range 4 West, Section 8,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Raymond Mine   Raymond Mining Co.   1897 - 1898
Jamison Mine No. 5   Jamison (William) Coal Co.   1898 - 1899
Progressive Mine   Progressive Coal Co.   1899 - 1901
Raymond Mine   Raymond Coal Co.   1901 - 1903
Miller Mine   Miller Coal Co.   1903 - 1907
Hardin Mine   Hardin (H. H.)   1907 - 1908
Kelley Mine   Kelley (G. I.)   1908 - 1909
Raymond Mine   Raymond Coal Co.   1909 - 1910
[Source - No. 1, Index 3002]
1897 Annual Coal Report3
Contemplated Mines
      A coal company has been organized at Raymond, Montgomery county, which is now sinking a shaft at that point, on the east side of the Wabash railroad, about one half mile northeast of the village.
 
1898 Annual Coal Report4
New Mines
      The Raymond Coal Company has opened a mine during the year; the shaft is 434 feet deep and the coal seam is 3 feet 3 inches in thickness. The coal is mined by coal-cutting machines. The hoisting engine is second motion, with suitable steam power.
 
1911 Annual Coal Report8
Mines Abandoned
      The following local mine has been abandoned during the year: The Raymond Coal Company's mine, Raymond, Montgomery county.
 

 
Reliance Coal Mine No. 1
Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 10 North, Range 2 West, Section 27,
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reliance Mine No. 1   Nokomis Coal Company   1913 - 1922
Illinois Coal Mine No. 9   Illinois Coal Corporation   1922 - 1925
Reliance Mine No. 1   idle   1925 - 1935
Reliance Mine No. 1   Nokomis Coal Company   1936 - 1952
[Source - No. 1, Index 195]
1914 Annual Coal Report 11
New Mines.
      The Nokomis Coal Company has opened a new mine at Nokomis, Montgomery County. The hoisting shaft and air shaft are each 11 feet 5 inches by 17 feet 5 inches and 140 feet deep. The air shaft is divided into a manway, 6 feet 9 inches by 11 feet 5 inches, and an airway, 10 feet 2 inches by 11 feet 5 inches.
      The office building is 24 feet by 24 feet. The power-house is built of brick, steel trussed, and is divided into an engine-room, 38 feet 3 inches by 35 feet 1 inch; a pumproom, 15 feet 9 inches by 35 feet 1 inch, and a boiler-room, 56 feet 3 inches by 46 feet. The powder-house is built of tile and concrete and is 15 feet 6 inches by 21 feet. The oilhouse is of brick, 17 feet 4 inches by 21 feet 4 inches. The machine-shop is built of brick, steel trussed, and is 40 feet by 80 feet. The stable is a frame building 36 feet by 28 feet.
      The tipple is of steel and is equipped with shaker screens, picking tables, and loading booms for egg and lump coal. Conveyors take rock and other refuse from the picking tables and slack coal is conveyed to boiler-house.
      Car pullers are installed, as follows: One second motion hoist engine, 12 inches by 18 inches; one friction drum-hoist engine, 7 inches by 10 inches, and one second motion hoist engine, 11 inches by 16 inches.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report13
Improvements.
      The Nokomis Coal Company, Nokomis, has erected a hollow tile washhouse, containing 416 lockers and 16 sprays; installed two 6-ton storage battery motors and 50 mine cars.
 
1923 Annual Coal Report18
Change of Name
      Nokomis Coal Company to Illinois Coal and Coke Corporation No. 9.
 
1925 Annual Coal Report20
Mines Not Operated. -       Illinois Coal Corporation No. 9.
 
1930 - 1933 Annual Coal Reports
Idle Mines -       Illinois Coal Corporation No. 9.
 
1936 Annual Coal Report31
New Shipping Mines -       Nokomis Coal Co., Nokomis, Montgomery County.
 

 
Sources:
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Montgomery County
                      Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1895
                Fourteenth Annual Report
                Springfield, ILL.; ED. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1896

3 Sixteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Coal in Illinois, 1897
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1898

4 Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Coal in Illinois, 1898
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

5 Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics,1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

6 Twenty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1905
                also the Seventh Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

7 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

8 Thirtieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1911
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1912

9 Thirty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

10 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.: Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1914

11 Thirty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

12 Thirty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1915
                State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL, Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

13 Thirty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1916
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

14 Thirty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

15 Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

16 Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

17 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                State Mining Board
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

18 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

19 Forty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1924
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1924

20 Forty-Fifth [should have been Forty-Fourth] Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois, 1926

21 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1926
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1927

22 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

23 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

24 Forty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1929
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1930

25 Forty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1930
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1931

26 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

27 Fifty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1932
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1933

28 Fifty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1933
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

29 Fifty-Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1934
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

30 Fifty-Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1935
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

31 Fifty-Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1936
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

32 Fifty-Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1937
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

33 Fifty-Seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1938
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

34 Fifty-Eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1939
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

35 Fifty-Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

36 Sixty First Coal Report of Illinois, 1942
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

37 Sixty Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1945
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

38 Sixty Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1946
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

39 Seventy-first Coal Report of Illinois, 1952
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

40 Seventy-second Coal Report of Illinois, 1953
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

41 Seventy-fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1955
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

42 Seventy-fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1956
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

43 Seventy-eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1959
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

44 Seventy-ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1960
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

45 Eighty-third Coal Report of Illinois, 1964
                1964 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

46 Eighty-fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1966
                1966 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

47 Eighty-sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1967
                1967Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

48 Eighty-eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1969
                1969 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

49 Ninetieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1971
                1971 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

50 Ninety-fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1975
                1975 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

51 Ninety-eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1979
                1979 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

52 Ninety-ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1980
                1980 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois


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