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 Post subject: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:35 am 
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Has everybody seen this website?

http://www.miningartifacts.org/Mining-Photo-Index.html

I actually stumbled over the Illinois page of this site first while "Googling" for the Cherry Mine:

http://www.miningartifacts.org/Illinois-Mines.html

I had absolutely NO idea that there were that many mines in Illinois! Amazing! I mean, sure, I knew there were some - I've seen them from Amtrak. But I just never thought of Illinois as a major mining state for some reason. But, I guess it was.

One time I rode Amtrak's Chicago - St. Louis line on my way west and it went past what looked like a HUGE underground mine. It looked to me like it was still being worked in the late 1980's which is when I saw it because there were long lines of hopper cars lined up waiting to be loaded.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:15 pm 
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HA, partially down the page on the right side is a photo titled "underground in an Illinois coal mine" that's not correct. That's in the abandoned Lehman No. 179 slope in Scranton PA. I should know, I took that photo! :roll: they must have stolen it from our website, oh well.......

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24 pm 
I thought that it looked familiar!


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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
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HA, partially down the page on the right side is a photo titled "underground in an Illinois coal mine" that's not correct. That's in the abandoned Lehman No. 179 slope in Scranton PA. I should know, I took that photo! :roll: they must have stolen it from our website, oh well.......



That is TOO funny!!! They probably just made a mistake. If I were you, I'd e-mail them and point that out. Maybe they can fix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:34 am 
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yea its funny for some reason, if you google "abandoned coal mine" and select images, that photo pops up several times. not sure why that one so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
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I've had a couple of my photos of the Evansville Dragline show up on You Tube. I told the guy I wasn't too happy about it. No reply.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Yea not too much you can do about it. I get a few emails a year from people asking to use our photos. I always say yes for the simple reason they had the courtesy to ask!! Our website has over 10,000 abandoned mine photos on it so guess its inevitable.

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 Post subject: Re: Cool Website With Lots of Old Photos
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:37 pm 
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thats pretty funny... cool site tho!

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