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Scroll down below for images of the local coal mines in LaSalle County and other nearby ones.

Photo taken from ICRR bridge looking West
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Remnants of mine still visible on side of the hill in late fall/winter

La Salle County Carbon Coal
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Photo taken from ICRR bridge

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LaSalle Shaft March 1901 looking west
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I&M canal at left. Mine dump/slag still piled up on south side of canal

The photo below shows the tracks going under the route 6 bridge where this photo was taken from. Click link to "More Bridges" to see a map of the tracks here and different views of this area which is referred to as St. Marks Ravine.

Coal Mine in Peru at east end of Westclox
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Looking Southwest (The Union 74 coal mine)

Peru IL
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Peru Il Union Coal mine
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Located at east end of Westclox building

Union Coal Mine
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Notice rooftop of Westclox bldg seen in lower right.

Union 74 mine Route 6 Peru
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Notice trolley line track and Westclox roof in distance at upper right

Bent Coal MIne in Oglesby IL
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Bent's MIne in Oglesby
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Bent's Coal Mine in Oglesby
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Bent Coal MIne in Oglesby Buildings
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Bent MIne in OGlesby
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Milwaukee Road Tracks into coal mine

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Jonesville Coal Mine serviced by the ICRR
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LaSalle County Carbon Coal No. 1

LaSalle County Carbon Coal Co. Mine No. 1
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Located in the Jonesville area

Rockwell Mine located east of Split Rock
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Approximately to your right from Northbound lanes on I-39 by RR tracks

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Spring Valley Mine
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Cedar Point Coal Mine
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Serviced by The C.M. & St. P RR

About Cedar Point Coal Mine
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Cedar Point Mine Tipple later version
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Sinking the shaft at Cedar Point
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Or digging the vertical shaft to begin the Mine

Mark IL Coal Mine
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Serviced by C.M. & St. P. RR

Ladd Coal Mine
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Ladd IL. Coal MIne
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Ladd IL
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If you are interested in the Cherry Coal Mine Disaster, visit the website I have which covers the Mine and Disaster thoroughly with pictures and text. http://guitarjourney.tripod.com/cherrycoalminedisaster

Nov 13 1909 The Cherry Mine Disaster
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Coal Car Diagram from early 1900s era
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Mark Illinois Coal Mine
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Mark Illinois Coal Mine buildings
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Granville IL
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Standard IL. Coal Mine Looking NE
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Serviced by the C.M.&ST. Paul RR

Located in Standard IL on west end of town
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Hills can still be seen there

Very Young Miner
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Coal MIners
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The Oglesby Library is a great resource for Coal Mines.
For info on the Cherry Coal Mine please visit the Library in Cherry or visit the website on the subject.































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