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Coal Mine Construction

Description: Image of a coal mine being built alongside railroad tracks. Men are seen loading lumber onto a rail car and pulling other materials on horse-drawn carts. Though the location is unknown, Martin primarily photographed Terre Haute, so the river in the photograph might well be the Wabash. In the 1920s the practice of surface coal mining increased and new coal mines were built in Vigo County, where this type of near-surface coal was found.
The original nitrate negative was copied with funds provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 1990. This digital image was created from that copy. The copy prints and negatives are stored in Microfiche Number order. Interpositives are stored in PAN number order.
Origin: Circa 1925
Created By: Martin Photo Shop
Publisher: Digital image 2015 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Panoramic Photograph Images
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Geography: Indiana--Vigo County
Subjects: Railroad tracks
Coal mines and mining
Coal industry
Horse-drawn vehicles

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