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|Slack Pile||Slack Pile||October 22, 1926||December 8, 2016|
|Former central office of the Madison Coal Corporation||This building housed the central office of the Madison Coal Corporation’s mining operations in the State of Illinois. The company owned mines in Edwardsville, Mount Olive, Divernon, and Herrin, as well as mine in the state of Kentucky. This building was located less than one mile west of the large mine #2 and the Illinois Central Railroad station was virtually at its front door.||Unknown||December 8, 2016|
|Cole Gratcher outside of the old Coal Office||Cole Gratcher (grandson of Alice Hielson) outside of the old Coal Office. Now Claude James house that used to belong to Mike Higgerson.||August 1960||December 8, 2016|
|Coal washer at mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois||Image of the front of the coal washer at mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois||Unknown||December 8, 2016|
|Coal Washer at mine in Glen Carbon, Illinois||Mine #2 was expanding operations during the 1890’s and early 1900’s. A new coal washer of “immense size” was completed and ready for operation in 1906. Coal ranging from the size of an egg to small particles could be processed through the washer. The process removed foreign material and then sorted the coal into five different sizes. The Madison Coal Corporation did not find the venture profitable and abandoned the coal washing operation in 1914.||Unknown||December 8, 2016|
|December dinner inside the coal mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois||Dinner served down inside coal mine #2 tunnel. December presiding over this unique dinner in #2 mine tunnel is Mike Sedlacek (center), top mine boss. The other people at the table are presumed to have been visiting officials of the Madison Coal Company and their wives. The unidentified women in the background are presumed to have been Glen Carbon Village women who prepared and served the food.||1920||December 8, 2016|
|3 men inside coal mine #2 sitting on coal carts||3 men inside coal mine #2 sitting on coal cart. Left to right Ed Smith, Garbalde Raffalle, and Louis Trebing (who was 15 years old at the time of the photo).||1910||December 8, 2016|
|Image of the Glen Carbon Coal Mine sculpture.||Image of the Glen Carbon Coal Mine sculpture. Sculpture depicts a miner from 1910. The sculpture was created by E. E. Giberson in 1989.||Unknown||December 8, 2016|
|Coal miner employees outside of building||Coal miner employees outside of building. 5th man from the left in the back row is Mr. Furton and the 2nd man from the left in the front row is Mr. Daenzer.
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|Coal miners standing outside of the boiler room at mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois||Coal miners standing outside of the boiler room at mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Men standing from left to right: Clem Hawkins, John Russell, Sam Murphy, and Albert Evans.
The “Notice” sign in the upper right hand corner of the photo states, “LOITERING BY STRANGERS AND EMPLOYEES ON THIS PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. –MADISON COAL CORPORATION”
|Unknown||December 8, 2016|