Photos of Coal Companies.

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Dublin Core

Title

Photos of Coal Companies.

Subject

Business
Coal Mines
Decatur, IL.

Description

Photo: BS78 of Macon County Coal Mine. Photo BS80, mines' homes were bombed during the violence of November 1932. (Decatur Business pg 59). Photo: BS81 miners meet at Nelson Park in September 1932 (Decatur Business pg 59). Photo BS82 gathering coal during the coal shortage in the winter of 1936 (Decatur Business pg. 58). Photo: BS84 Bruce Lingenfelter in pump room of Macon County Coal Co. mine. This room controlled the cars going up and down. Photo: BS85 A mine accident in November 1934 at the Macon County Coal Col injured ten miners, one seriously, when a mine hoist crashed 40 feet to the bottom to the shaft (Decatur Business pg. 56-57). Photo: BS86 M & C Bituminous mine, Decatur, IL. 1904. Man and Donkey in mine shaft. B. 79: "Ben Waggoner, d. 1939. Coal dealer in Decatur for 27 years. The coal yard he operated is believed to be the oldest in Decatur, having been founded in 1887 by F. D. Caldwell and sold to Waggoner in 1912. Waggoner took in Joseph Michl as a partner in 1937 and sold his share of the business in 1939. Decatur Business pg. 58." BS83: "Pete Borogne, 872 S. Franklin St. was shot in the arm from behind as he was driven off, with other miners, before deputized National Guardsmen. On Nov 4, 1932, when Sheriff E. C. Wilson set out to break up the picket line at the Macon County Coal Co. William Dennison, at 1251 Cottage Hill Ave., was also shot in the head and wounded 10 minutes later. Decatur Business pg. 59"

Creator

Noel C. Dicks, Arthur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Business

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

1904, 1932, 1936

Contributor

Noel C. Dicks

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BS78-BS86

Coverage

Coal Mines, Mining, Equipment, People,

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7" and 8 x 10"

Citation

Noel C. Dicks, Arthur, IL., “Photos of Coal Companies.,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed May 26, 2024, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2576.