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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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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A drag line (big machine), coal loader, and coal car.

A drag line (big machine), coal loader, and coal car.
 


A coal loader

A coal loader 


 

 

A mucker

A mucker

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A mucker

A mucker

 


A coal loader

A coal loader
 


A mucker

A mucker 
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A drag line

A drag line

 

 

 

 

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Vi Booth (with pipe) welding a cable with ? Smith - electrical cable

Vi Booth (with pipe) welding a cable with ? Smith - electrical cable
 


Repairing an electrical cable

Repairing an electrical cable 

 

 

 

Electrical switch box
 


(L-R): Vi Booth, unknown

(L-R): Vi Booth, unknown

 

Electrical switch box

 

4000 volt cable

4000 volt cable 

 

The "electrical" aspects of strip mining.

 

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

 


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

 


Electrical switch box

Electrical switch box


Electrical cable ready to splice.

Electrical cable ready to splice.

 

     
 

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Cable drum in one of the machines

Cable drum in one of the machines 
April 5, 1938 
Photo Friend Film Co., Litchfield, Illinois
 

 

 


Inside one of the machines

Inside one of the machines
April 5, 1938
Photo Friend Film Co., Litchfield, Illinois

 

 

 

A digger or mucker which had a 32 cubic yard shovel.

A digger or mucker which had a 32 cubic yard shovel.

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The top of a boom on one of the machines

The top of a boom on one of the machines

 

 

 

A 32 cubic yard bucket (or mucker).

A 32 cubic yard bucket (or mucker).

 

 


 

(L-R): Clyde Samuels, unknown. Splicing one of the electrical cables to one of the machines

(L-R): Clyde Samuels, unknown. Splicing one of the electrical cables to one of the machines


 

July 16, 1941 "Drag Line" on right "mucker" on left crossing Rt. 53 between Godley and Braidwood.

July 16, 1941
"Drag Line" on right "mucker" on left crossing Rt. 53 between Godley and Braidwood.
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, IL

July 16, 1941

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

July 16, 1941 (L-R): unknown, unknown, unknown, Matt Keward, Bert Helme 

July 16, 1941 
(L-R): Louis White, unknown,
Matt Keward, Bert Helme 
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, IL
 

 

July 16, 1941 (L-R): unknown, Jim Erichton 

July 16, 1941 
(L-R): unknown, Jim Erichton 
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, IL 

 

 

July 16, 1941 (L-R): ?Dixon, Clyde Samuels, unknown, unknown, "Chicken" Kerns.

July 16, 1941
(L-R): ?Dixon, Clyde Samuels, unknown, unknown, "Chicken" Kerns.
Photo printed by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, IL

 

 
 

 

July 16, 1941

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