Coal Mining in Illinois

Strip Mining Photos

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The following images were retrieved from a photo album from the Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, Illinois.
Reference Book 977.303 PIC - Wilmington Public Library District - Barcode #3 6830 00043 7960
Donated to Wilmington Public Library District by Charles I. Raworth.

If you have any additional information pertaining to the following photographs,
please feel free to contact us at the Coal City Public Library District.

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In the foreground is the Northern Illinois Coal Co. Office. Behind it is the machine shop.
In the right back-ground is the "tipple" and the "washer."
The tipple sorted the bad material out of the coal and then sorted the coal by size.
The washer (tallest part of the building) washed the coal.
The shoot on the right side of the building leading to a tall hopper took the water and debris away from the coal.
Photo by Charles Raworth
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Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop

Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop
Joliet, Illinois - July 16th, 1941
 

Spool cable machine

Machine that held a spool of cable for the machines.
Photo by Grover Brinkman of Okawville, Illinois
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Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop

Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards
Camera Shop
Joliet, Illinois - July 16th, 1941

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Photos printed by Douglas-Edwards
Camera Shop
Joliet, Illinois - July 16th, 1941

 

 


Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop

 

 


Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop