USA photo postcard Coal Mine No. 8 West Mineral Kansas c. 1910s
Photo of mine buildings and headframe of coal mine No. 8, located in West Mineral, Cherokee County, Southeastern Kansas.
Undated, guessing 1910s.
Label ‘D2233. Mine No. 8, West Mineral, Kansas’
Published by ‘The Ryan Drug Co., Publishers, West Mineral, Kansas'
Creases in corners, couple small holes UR corner. On back smudges, some writing.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Coal mining in Kansas peaked between 1917 and 1918. Bituminous coal deposits were widely distributed in eastern Kansas. Deep mining and surface mining methods were used in at least 20 coal beds but the bulk of the mines were in southeastern Kansas in the counties of Cherokee, Crawford, and Bourbon.