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15 Mine in Crawford, Kansas

15 Mine in Crawford, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Two photographs of 15 Mine, in either Cherokee County or Crawford County, Kansas. The mine could have also been called Camp 15. Two men stand in front of the mining out buildings.


50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas

50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1920
A photograph of 50 Camp, or Camp 50, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County approximately 2 miles west of Arma. It was a company town of Central Coal and Coke and continues as a small residential community. Visible is a mine and mining equipment.


A.A. Graham to Governor Henry J. Allen

A.A. Graham to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Graham, A. A. (Albert Adams), 1848-
Date: December 11, 1919
Attorney A.A. Graham writes Governor Henry Allen with a model for the proposed industrial court that expands the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. The governor has called a special session of the Kansas Legislature to end labor strikes and resolve industrial disputes.


A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen

A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Gillett, A.E.
Date: December 19, 1919
In this letter, Mayor A. E. Gillett of Bartlett, Kansas, writes to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, asking his assistance in getting a car load of coal for the schools. Following a series of coal strikes in southeast Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state securing and operating the coal mines for a period of time. Coal operations were delayed following seizure of the minefields. Volunteers were called in to complete mine operations after miners refused to return to work. The court appointed "receivers" to oversee all coal deliveries and payments during this period.


ACME mine volunteer personnel

ACME mine volunteer personnel
Date: December 5, 1919
In this document, the names of 31 volunteers assigned to the Acme Mine are listed. Included is the date they arrived for work in Pittsburg, Kansas, and the date they reported to the mine for work. These volunteers were recruited from surrounding areas to replace mine workers who refused to return to work following state takeover. In November 1919, the Kansas supreme court granted authority to the state of Kansas to operate the mines. This followed a series of strikes in the area. Court appointed receivers were put in place to operate the mines during this period. The state takeover lasted until mid- December when labor leaders in the area agreed to return mine workers to their jobs.


Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a group of women marching in protest during a coal mine strike in southeast Kansas. Dubbed the" Amazon Army," the women marched through the coal fields carrying large American flags to show their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps.


Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a group of women gathered during a coal mine strike near Pittsburg, Kansas. Dubbed the "Amazon Army," the women marched through the coal fields carrying large American flags to show their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps. The caption reads: "Women Raiders Invading a Mine. Near Pittsburg, Kan., forcing the workmen to drop their tools and kiss the American flag."


Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a group of women marching in protest during a coal mine strike in southeast Kansas. Dubbed the "Amazon Army," the women marched through the coal fields carrying infants and or American flags to show their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps. The caption reads: "Section of the Army Amazons. In the Kansas coal fields, captained by a woman with a three month-old baby in arms."


Askins Coal steam shovel

Askins Coal steam shovel
Date: October 07, 1934
This is a photograph of Askins Coal steam shovel, location unknown.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's coal train arrives at York Canyon mine in New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's coal train arrives at York Canyon mine in New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph showing an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway train arriving at York Canyon mine to be loaded with coal. The coal is destined for Kaiser Steel in Fontana, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rolling stock

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rolling stock
Date: October 1978
This colored slide shows rolling stock from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company at the coal power station in Joseph City, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal train, Flagstaff Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal train, Flagstaff Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1966
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company first unit coal train which went from Kaiser's York Canyon Mine to California. It is shown approaching Flagstaff, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal train at a mine in York Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal train at a mine in York Canyon, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway coal car being loaded using gravity flow. The cars were loaded as they moved through a loading tunnel at a mine in York Canyon, New Mexico.


B. S. Gaitskill and C. D. Sample to Clyde M. Reed

B. S. Gaitskill and C. D. Sample to Clyde M. Reed
Creator: Gaitskill, B.S.
Date: December 6, 1919
In this telegram, B. S. Gaitskill and C. D. Sample, court appointed receivers, tell Clyde Reed, secretary to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, of the following places where shipments of coal have gone. Coal mine operations in southeast Kansas stopped due to labor strikes and the state took control of the mines. Volunteers carried out the day-to-day work. During this period, court appointed receivers directed all activities.


Billing Problem for Coal Shipment

Billing Problem for Coal Shipment
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 13, 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to a billing problem for a coal shipment. The correspondence addresses a freight bill of the Santa Fe Railway Company for coal which has not been paid. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


C.C. Nicholson store, Topeka, Kansas

C.C. Nicholson store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1902 and 1909
These two sepia colored photographs show the exterior view of C.C. Nicholson's wholesale and retail coal and feed store at 1009 North Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The building in the second image replace the building in the first image. The second image also has a sign for C. F. Bridge, real estate and rental office. Each image also has a horse drawn wagon.


C. D. Samples and B. S. Gaitskill to Clyde Reed

C. D. Samples and B. S. Gaitskill to Clyde Reed
Creator: Sample C.D.
Date: December 10, 1919
C. D. Sample and B. S. Gaitskill, court appointed receivers during the state takeover of the southeast Kansas coal fields, telegram Clyde Reed, secretary to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, requesting engineers to operate steam shovels. The state has called on volunteers to take the place of mine workers who refused to return to work after the state takeover of the mines. Many workers volunteering to help during this time were inexperienced. This caused delays in coal operations and deterioration in some of the mine fields.


Central Coal and Coke Company

Central Coal and Coke Company
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
A photograph of the Central Coal and Coke Company mine of Edison Camp in Crawford County, Kansas. This mine was the no. 48 mine shaft.


Charlie Pichler working at a mine, Crawford County, Kansas

Charlie Pichler working at a mine, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1913
A photograph of Charlie Pichler at age 18 working at a mine. Charlie later married Ann Rehak, and after Charlie was injured in a mining accident, they both started Chicken Annie's Original restaurant in Frontenac, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas
Creator: Hill, F.W.
Date: 1922
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas. The chute held 400 tons of coal and 20 tons of sand.


Clyde Reed to Cryus Dudley

Clyde Reed to Cryus Dudley
Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: December 17, 1919
In this letter, Clyde Reed, secretary of Governor Arthur Capper, tells Cyrus Dudley, mayor of Preston, Kansas, that a shipment of coal has been delivered under emergency. "There is no way it can be changed after coal has been shipped." The state took over operations of the southeast Kansas coal fields following several labor disputes that resulted in a mine workers' strike. To remedy the problem during the winter of 1919, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted authority to operate the mines to the state of Kansas. Volunteers were called in to man the mines during this period. Frequent exchanges such as this occurred when coal deliveries to communities were delayed or unsatisfactory coal shipments were received. In this telegram, Mr. Reed tells the mayor to increase his stock of coal while there is opportunity.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These two photographs show scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


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