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"The Coal Miner"
True -- He plays no grandstand role in life
but his importance is vital, great and just:
for without his toil in earth caverns deep,
civilization would soon crumble into the dust!
A. D. 1964          From his poem - Vachel Davis
 
This statue was dedicated
on October 16, 1964
The Sculptor was John Szaton
of Tinley Park, Illinois
coal miner statue
This monument is located on the east side of the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois
Photographed September 29, 2012
 
 
Illinois Counties
Adams
* Alexander
Bond
* Boone
Brown
Bureau
Calhoun
* Carroll
Cass
Champaign
Christian
* Clark
Clay
Clinton
Coles
* Cook
Crawford
* Cumberland
* DeKalb
De Witt
Douglas
* DuPage
Edgar
* Edwards
* Effingham
* Fayette
* Ford
Franklin
Fulton
Gallatin
Greene
Grundy
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
* Henderson
Henry
* Iroquois
Jackson
Jasper
Jefferson
Jersey
* Jo Daviess
Johnson
* Kane
Kankakee
* Kendall
Knox
La Salle
* Lake
Lawrence
* Lee
Livingston
Logan
McDonough
* McHenry
McLean
Macon
Macoupin
Madison
Marion
Marshall
* Mason
* Massac
Menard
Mercer
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Moultrie
* Ogle
Peoria
Perry
* Piatt
Pike
Pope
* Pulaski
Putnam
Randolph
Richland
Rock Island
Saline
Sangamon
Schuyler
Scott
Shelby
St. Clair
Stark
* Stephenson
Tazewell
* Union
Vermilion
Wabash
Warren
Washington
* Wayne
White
* Whiteside
Will
Williamson
* Winnebago
Woodford
 
* No coal mining data located
 
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Presenting
Illinois Coal Miners Monuments & Memorials
Photographs and data are always appreciated.
Coal Mining History in Illinois
Disasters in Illinois Coal Mines
Photographs
In Progress - Photographs and data are always appreciated.
Publications / Peabody People, August 1950
1910 - 1920
Illinois Coal Mine Rescue Stations and First-Aid Contests
1932 - 1999
Progressive Miners of America - PMA
Progressive Mine Workers of America - PMWA
History of the Progressive Miner's Union

 
Adams County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History
 
 
Bond County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Brown County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History
 
 
Bureau County, Illinois
      Coal Mining in Bureau County       including History
                  Coal Mines
                  Coal Mine Fatalities :
                        [ A - H ]    [ J - P ]    [ R - Z ]
                  including : The Cherry Disaster of November 13, 1909
 
 
Calhoun County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including Years of Operation
 
 
Cass County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Champaign County, Illinois
      Champaign County Coal Mining
 
 
Christian County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Photos, Biographies & Cemeteries
      Fatalities
 
 
Clay County, Illinois
      Clay County Coal Mining
 
 
Clinton County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities, plus Biographies
      plus two near-by mines in St. Clair County, Illinois
 
 
Coles County, Illinois
      Coles County Coal Mining
 
 
Crawford County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
DeWitt, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining Notes
 
 
Douglas County, Illinois
      Douglas County Coal Mining
      including Coal Mines & Fatalities
 
 
Edgar County, Illinois
      Edgar County Coal Mining
      including History, Coal Mines & Fatality
 
 
Franklin, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining in Franklin County       including History
                  Coal Mines
                  Coal Mine Fatalities :
                        [ A - C ]    [ D - H ]    [ I - L ]    [ M - P ]    [ Q - T ]    [ U - Z ]
 
 
Fulton County, Illinois
      Coal Mining in Fulton County       including References
      Coal Mines       including History
                  Coal Mines A - F
                  Coal Mines G - P
                  Coal Mines R - Z
      Fatalities

 
 
Gallatin County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Coal Mines & Fatalities
 
 
Greene County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Grundy County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Hamilton County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History
 
 
Hancock County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Hardin, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining Notes
 
 
Henry County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Jackson County, Illinois
     
      Coal Mining in Jackson County
            including History and Fatalities
                  Coal Mines A - J
                  Coal Mines K - Z
                  Coal Mines Strip
                  Fatalities
 
 
Jasper County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and notes
 
 
Jefferson County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Jersey County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and notes
 
 
Johnson County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Coal Mines & Fatalities
 
 
Kankakee County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including Coal Mines & Fatalities
 
 
Knox County, Illinois
      Coal Mining & Fatalities
      Coal Mines

 
 
LaSalle County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Lawrence County, Illinois
      Brief Coal History
 
 
Livingston County, Illinois       central Northern Illinois
      Coal Mines       including History
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Logan County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Macon County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Macoupin County, Illinois
      Southeast Quarter of Macoupin County, IL. Coal & Coal Mining
      including History and Photos
 
      Coal Mines - Rest of Macoupin County, IL.
      including History
 
      1884 - 1984 Macoupin County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities : |   A - I    |   J - R    |   S - Z    |
 
 
Madison County, Illinois
     
      Coal Mining in Madison County
            including History and Fatalities
                  Coal Mines A - F
                  Coal Mines G - L
                  Coal Mines M - Z
                  Fatalities
 
 
Marion County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
Marshall County, Illinois
      Coal Mining in Marshall County       including History
      Coal Mines
                  Coal Mines A - K
                  Coal Mines L - Y
      Fatalities

 
 
McDonough County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including Fatalities and related coal mine histories
      plus an interesting tidbit about using dogs instead of mules in a coal mine.
 
 
McLean County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Biographies & Fatalities,
 
 
Menard County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Mercer County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Monroe, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining
      including Coal Mines
 
 
Montgomery County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities, plus Biographies & Cemeteries
 
 
Morgan, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining
      including Coal Mines
 
 
Moultrie County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
Peoria County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Perry County, Illinois
     
      Coal Mining in Perry County
            including History and Fatalities
                  Coal Mines A - M
                  Coal Mines N - Z
                  Coal Mines Strip
                  Fatalities
 
 
Pike, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining
      including Coal Mines & History
 
 
Pope, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining
 
 
Putnam, County, Illinois
      Coal Mining       including Fatalities, History, Coal Mines
 
 
Randolph County, Illinois
      Coal Mines       including History
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Richland County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
 
 
Rock Island County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Saline County, Illinois
      History
      Coal Mines    |    A to I    |       |    J to P    |    R to Z    |
      Coal Mine Fatalities    |    A to J    |       |    K to Q    |    R to Z    |

 
 
Sangamon County, Illinois
       Coal Mining History, etc.
      Coal Mines
      Coal Mine Fatalities    |    A to L    |    M to Z


 
 
Schuyler County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
Scott County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Biographies & Fatalities,
 
 
Shelby County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History and Fatalities
 
 
St Clair County, Illinois
      Coal Mines - partial list
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Stark County, Illinois
      Coal Mining in Stark County       including History
      Coal Mines
                  Coal Mines A - L
                  Coal Mines M - W
      Fatalities

 
 
Tazewell County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including Fatalities and related coal mine histories
 
 
Vermilion County, Illinois
      Coal Mines & Coal Mining
      including, Coal Mines, Biographies, History, some Photographs
 
      Coal Mine Fatalities    |    A to I    |       |    J to R    |    S to Z    |
 
 
Wabash County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
 
 
Warren County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
Washington County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History, Photos and Fatalities
 
 
White County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
Will County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities
 
 
Williamson County, Illinois
      Williamson County, Illinois
      Coal Mine Fatalities    |    A to G    |       |    H to P    |    R to Z    |

 
 
Woodford County, Illinois
      Coal Mines
      including History & Fatalities
 
 
Additional Illinois Mining Information :
      The Progressive Miners of America and the 1930's
      Illinois Mine War "No Backward Step"    by Greg Boozell

 
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