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Iron Works

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Description: Elevated view of York Iron works. Large group of men posing in yard. The boardinghouse is on a hill in the far background. Early iron was mined at Mayville...
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Interior of Lead Mine

Date: 1900
Description: Five miners inside a lead mine.
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Moses Meeker

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Description: Portrait of Moses Meeker, lead miner and politician.
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Visitors to the Iron Ridge Mine

Date: 1900
Description: Visitors, dressed in their Sunday best, contrast with the rough garb of the miners. Left to right, miners were: Charles Kanass, Robert "Beaver" Smith (hold...
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United Mine Workers Journal

Date: August 03 1916
Description: United Mine Workers Journal of Indianapolis, Indiana, with illustration of a skeleton with a scythe. The caption reads: "After two years--who wants me?"
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International T-40 TracTracTor Working in Mine

Date: 1937
Description: Worker moving rock at the Sahara Mine with an International T-40 TracTracTor (crawler tractor) equipped with a Bucyrus-Erie bullgrader.
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Steam Locomotive Pulling Crane at Hawkins Mine

Date: 1945
Description: Steam locomotive moving an overhead crane used to lay rails for International Harvester's Hawkins Mine. One man is standing on the right, and another man i...
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Crane Laying Rails for Hawkins Mine

Date: 1945
Description: Workers and a steam railroad crane laying rails for International Harvester's Hawkins Mine.
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Miners at Work inside Hawkins Mine

Date: 1945
Description: Two miners at work with shovel and hammer inside International Harvester's Hawkins Mine.
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Orphans of Mine Disaster

Date: November 1909
Description: Postcard of a photograph of a posed group of orphan children of miners from mine disaster, Nov. 13, 1909. Writing reads: "#31 Group made orphans by Cherry...
Postcard

Mine Disaster

Date: November 1909
Description: Postcard of photograph of people gathering around an air shaft of a mine in after a mining disaster.
Postcard

Scene at Mine Disaster

Date: November 1909
Description: Postcard of a photograph of people walking to the mine (in the distance) after a disaster.
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Hawkins Mine Employee

Date: 1945
Description: Worker at a Hawkins Mine machine shop checking a measurement on a large casting under a trouble light. Hawkins Mine was a subsidiary of International Harve...
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International Coal Trucks Leaving Goddard Fuel Company

Date: June 18 1925
Description: Two International delivery trucks leaving premises of the Goddard Fuel Company. The company's building and trucks carry advertising for "Hanna Coal" which...
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Doctor's Office

Date: November 28 1922
Description: Newly constructed doctor's office. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers employed in the mines of its subsidiary,...
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Residential Construction Site

Date: November 02 1918
Description: Residential building site near railroad tracks, looking west. Several houses are under construction. Benham was a "company town" created by International H...
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Mine No. 2 Tipple Site

Date: May 03 1919
Description: Men working around 500 ton bin piers and tipple site of mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the W...
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Bridge No. 1

Date: May 10 1919
Description: Workers digging in a muddy trench near bridge no. 1, mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisc...
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Office and Company Store

Date: January 13 1919
Description: Office and company store. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisconsin Steel Company. Wisconsin Steel wa...
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Construction of Retaining Wall

Date: April 05 1919
Description: Men working on a hillside retaining wall to "P tipple" of no. 2 mine. Railroad tracks and houses are below in the distance. Benham was a "company town" cre...

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