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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
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
The caboose at Miner Park in Glen Carbon Caboose: In 1977 another unusual enterprise was undertaken by about 35 of our versatile citizenry. A railroad caboose had been donated by the community for display in Miner Park. The caboose was delivered to a siding near the old No. 2 Mine site. Getting the caboose to Miner Park would prove to be quite a project. First the site at the park had to be made ready. It had to be levelled, a rock bed prepared, ties laid, and rails anchored. It was amazing to see how steel workers, office workers, construction workers and retirees could manage this kind of work. Unknown December 8, 2016
Alton and Southern Steam Engine No. 27 Alton and Southern Steam Engine with Coal car at Coal mine No. 2 Engine No. 27 Unknown December 8, 2016