Bluffs and Piasa Bird, 2016

Donk Mine entrance


“Donk Mine entrance,” Madison Historical, accessed June 20, 2024,


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This is a black and white image of four men sitting at the entrance of the Donk Mine no. 2 shaft. The men are holding tools such as a pic ax and welding gear. All four of the men are wearing lighted helmets. Rough cut wooden support beams are prominent thorughout the mine shaft. The image is undated but the mine was in operation from 1902 to 1925.


  • Maryville
  • mine
  • mining
  • Donk Brothers


circa 1910s - 1920s

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  • Maryville, Illinois
  • 1910s


  • MHM-P-0001
  • 2016.054.002c
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