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Workshop of Washburn Lignite Coal Company, Wilton, N.D.
Workshop of Washburn Lignite Coal Company, Wilton, N.D.
TitleWorkshop of Washburn Lignite Coal Company, Wilton, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1920
DescriptionPhotograph of a machine shop where it appears they are working on the mining coal cars. The wheels are in the foreground on a work bench and a man is standing in the background. It is a very crowded room with chains hanging from the ceiling.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMining
Business & Industry
People
Subject (LCTGM)Coal mining
Workshops
Organization NameWashburn Lignite Coal Co. (Wilton, N.D.)
LocationWilton (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberA2776
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryNot all mine employees picked coal. Some worked in the summer to extend the mine shafts. Others worked on the surface maintaining equipment for the safety of the miners.
The Washburn Lignite Coal Company was founded by businessman and politician William Washburn in 1900. At one point, this mine near Wilton was the largest of its type in the world. In 1928 the company was bought out by Otter Tail Power Company.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A2776)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA2776
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