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Old 08-26-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Welcome to the site Boys

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Pfft take notes from the North as well.

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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Actually, coal miner can go either direction. Illinois is a northern state, but from Salem southward it's pretty darned southern.

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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Actually, coal miner can go either direction. Illinois is a northern state, but from Salem southward it's pretty darned southern.

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I had heard that about him

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Welcome Coal Miner. I think I know your daughter!
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:21 PM   #6
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Welcome!
My Grandma's Daddy was a coal miner in West Virginia.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:28 PM   #7
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My Grandma' took me over to her birthplace a few times before she passed. They did alot of srtip mining there. The town was gone but the "slag dumps" (I think that's what she called them, they were still there)
She said they were real hot under the surface so we shouldn't climb on them. We did anyhow. It's a tough life you guys live.


As far as a tough crowd here. We're just a bunch of guys that love to Q.
We're just a little more laid back then other forums. Kind'a like friends sittin' around the pit drinking a few beers and shootin' the....you know.
Sit back and grab a cold one.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:44 PM   #8
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I come from along line of coal miners
I figured your handle said a lot about your history. I grew up in Danville IL, where there was a lot of coal mining, both under ground and surface. I don't think most people, even those who live in IL, realize how much coal reserve underlies that state. (And some O&G too.)

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One of my Grandpas mined coal at a Peabody mine in southern Illinois. He died of black lung back before we knew what it was. The other worked on the Wabash railroad.

Anyway welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:38 PM   #10
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Unity, do you remember the United Electric Coal Co. in Canton, Il ,later Freeman United Coal Mining Co.?
All I know is United Electric had a lot of surface operations west of Danville, some of which was reclaimed and became part of Kickapoo State Park. I did several years of archaeological work in the early '70s (with Griff's help) just a couple miles north of there. I think they were one of the biggest coal operations in the areas south and west of Danville before WWII.

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