Bluffs and Piasa Bird, 2016

Pit Mules in the Glen Carbon Coal Mine


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This photograph shows pit mules housed inside the Glen Carbon mine. These mules spent most of their days living underground and were used to move carts of coal.

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  • Glen Carbon, Illinois


  • GCHM-P-0015
  • Original archive: 02-02-008
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