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Shawnee, Ohio

Congo Mine No. 301

Posted by JRW on August 6, 2013

rom the Corning Alumni History Panels (Coal Panel)

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One Response to “Congo Mine No. 301”

  1. Larry Vargo said

    Lived in Congo when I was a kid from 1954-60. The coal tipple in this photo burned down in the Summer of 1957 and in addition to a rather serious fire (all that coal lying around) gave us more than enough excitement. The mine had closed in 1954 so it is unclear to me what caused this. Whatever, it certainly went out in a blaze of glory. In the 1960’s Peabody Coal Company strip-mined the entire area for the remaining coal, after which they replanted and allowed the “creek” to fill up the basin. As you look at the peaceful lake, you’d never know any of that structure was ever there. A fellow ex-patriate wrote “Reflections of a Congo Coal Miner’s Daughter”, a website worth a visit.

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