05090

Title: 
Steam stripping shovel
Date: 
1910 circa
Keywords: 
Coal mines and mining; Surface mining; Machinery; Shovel; Railroad cars
Added Entries: 
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Notes: 
IMI 93 Early steam stripping operation. This photo was probably taken around 1910, but the location and the mine are unknown. The shallowness of the pit and the forested land suggests somewhere in southern Illinois. Note the Marion shovel loading coal onto mine cars pulled by steam locomotive. This sort of operation marked the early stages of what was to become a major source of Illinois coal production.; Coal Section file set01_013