Coal Mining in Illinois
Shaft Mining

Joliet Herald

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Sunday, December 1, 1935

This article was a special section of the Joliet newspaper in 1935 which focused on strip mining.

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Present Scene of Active Mining Operations Gave Early Explorers Their First Sight of the Valuable Fuel Early Discovery and Use of Coal as Fuel is Fascinating Story The Romance of Coal Thriving Towns that Suffered when the Southern Will County Mine were Abandoned Find New Life with Advent of Modern Strip Mining Operations




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