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Pictures of Canaries in the Coal Mines

The bright yellow birds were an early coal miner's life line.

Stone Gardens: Workday Wednesday - Coal Mining

Mining in the flat-lying coal beds near Scranton (Courtesy USBM). Coal pillars, timbers, and waste rock provided roof support.

Coal miner operating a cutting machine in a coal mine

Coal miner operating a cutting machine in a coal mine

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Sangamon County miner at the coal face, undated (Sangamon Valley Collection)

Developing Mine No.301, Elkhorn Mining Corp. 1913

Developing Mine No.301, Elkhorn Mining Corp. 1913

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

Drivers in a Coal Mine Co. Plenty boys driving and on tipple. No trappers used, as mine is ventilated by another system.  Location: West Virginia. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Child miners leading pit-ponies in the coal mines in the If this was in Ashington, Northumberland, could have been my father.

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