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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Jan 30, 1939 at Braidwood pit #5

Jan 30, 1939 at Braidwood pit #5

 


Vi Booth, then an electrician in the machine shop

Vi Booth, then an electrician in the machine shop
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Machine shop. (L-R): Sam Wharrie, Craig Kilpatrick

Machine shop. (L-R): Sam Wharrie, Craig Kilpatrick
Sam was the blacksmith and Kilpatrick was a helper in the machine shop.
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Illinois
 


July 16, 1941.

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


July 16, 1941.

July 16, 1941.
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Ilinois

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Taken from the point of the boom (where the bucket was) to the a-frame (above the cab) - a drag line

Taken from the point of the boom (where the bucket was) to the a-frame (above the cab) - a drag line

 

 


A drag line in a pit. Used to heap the dirt aside on the spoils.

A drag line in a pit. Used to heap the dirt aside on the spoils.

 


A drag line in the pit

A drag line in the pit 

 

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Feb. 3, 1939. Stip mine moonlight picture.

Feb. 3, 1939. Stip mine moonlight picture.
 


 

 

Feb. 3, 1939. Strip mine moonlight picture.

Feb. 3, 1939. Strip mine moonlight picture.
South of shop across from sub-station
 


Galin Scott working on a motor

Galin Scott working on a motor.

 

April 5, 1938. Photo Friend Film Co. Litchfield, Illinois

April 5, 1938. Photo Friend Film Co. Litchfield, Illinois

 


Drag line

Drag line.

 

(L-R): Ray Ely, unknown - at the office

(L-R): Ray Ely, unknown - at the office

 


July 16, 1941 Shovel (fore-ground) drag line (back-ground)

July 16, 1941
Shovel (fore-ground) drag line (back-ground)
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Illinois

 

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Shovel

Shovel

 


Shovel

Shovel

 


4000 volt electrical switch box 

4000 volt electrical switch box 
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Shovel

 

     


Shovel

 


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Shovel