ILLINOIS TRAILS HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

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MINING HISTORY IN ILLINOIS



©Susan Cook
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History of Mining in Illinois - Coming Soon!



Timeline

The first coal found on the North American continent was sighted in the Illinois River bluffs near the Ottawa-Utica area in Illinois by French explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette in 1673.

First Mine established in Illinois, Jackson County, in 1811

Some of the worst mining disasters in Illinois
1883 - Braidwood, Feb. 16, 69 dead
1905 - Zeigler Mine, April 3, 49 dead
1909 - Zeigler Mine, January 10, 26 dead
1909 - Cherry Hill, November 13, 259 dead
1914 - Royalton Mine, October 27, 52 dead
1918 - Royalton Mine, September 28, 21 dead
1924 - Johnston City Mine, January 25, 33 dead
1928 - West Frankfort Mine, January 9, 21 dead
1932 - Moweaqua Mine, December 24, 54 dead
1947 - Centralia Mine, March 25,  111 dead



Mining Accidents

    • Mining Animals Used in the Old Days - Coming Soon!

    • Kim Phillips Randolph, Marion County ILGenWeb

March 25, 1947 Mining Explosion



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