Sunday, March 12, 2017

Madison [County] Coal Corporation, Mine № 4, Glen Carbon, Illinois.

A strike went into effect on March of 1906. It was reported that over half a million workmen and their families were affected by a cessation of work. Locally it meant that 10 or 15 foreign-born citizens who worked in the mines made extended visits back to their homelands. 
Madison Coal Corporation, Mine № 4, Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Since the strike appeared to be lengthy, the Madison Coal Corporation took 52 mules out of № 2 and № 4 mines. Since the mules had not been out of the mines for several years, citizens were amused to see the antics of the animals as they kicked up their heels in the enjoyment of the warm sunlight. Mining operations were abandoned at № 1 Mine around the turn of the century because of water seepage problems and Mine № 4 ceased operating in 1913.

Mine № 4 produced 3,577,993 tons of coal from 1893-1913. 

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

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