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December 13, 2010

 

Jingle Rails, Great Western Adventure

Nothing Says Christmas Like a Train

A fixture in the American imagination--and Hoosier history--railroads in Indiana offer nostalgic festivities during the holiday season

November 16, 2009

 

Beyond Boom and Bust…Coal’s Human Toll

With the emergence of the United Mine Workers of America in the 1890s, coal towns such as Linton, Indiana became crucibles of labor struggle.

November 9, 2009

 

The Golden Age of Coal in Greene County

Greene County’s first coal mine was built in 1859; there were about 200 mines in the area by century’s end.

November 2, 2009

 

Tulip Trestle

When construction of the Tulip Trestle was completed in December 1906, the Greene County railroad bridge was the country’s longest.

September 3, 2007

 

Coal Mining

In August 2007, amidst hourly updates on the fate of six coal miners trapped by a Utah mine collapse, word of another mine accident emerged—this time from the Hoosier State. Three workers in the Gibson Mine descending into an air shaft they were building fell more than 500 feet to their death when the bucket lowering them was somehow upset.

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