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November 30, 2009



Although the environmental hazards of strip mining are well publicized, the nefarious legacy of underground mining lingers in Greene County and beyond.

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.

July 27, 2009


Putting Stock in Summer

In 1967, John Belushi had just graduated from a high school outside of Chicago when he went to spend the summer at Bloomfield’s Shawnee Theatre.

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