The St. Paul Co. Coal office is where the miners signed in before they started work. It is also where they picked up their
paychecks every two weeks.
The building still exists but not on the mine site anymore. It was moved in 1928 to a farm south of__________. It still
however is in Bureau County IL. The owner who lives there wished to not have the location revealed. He was nice enough to
help me get accurate measurements of the structure so I could be exact in building my replica of the office. The owners informed
me that the original color of the building was a Milwaukee Road orange.
Shortly after the disaster the widows of the miners and mothers of some of the younger miners came to collect the final
paycheck of their lost loved one. They of course were still in anguish and said to the payroll clerk in a loud voice, "I dont
care about the money, just give me back my husband!"
Some women had lost husband, sons and brothers.