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    • Hatchet, half

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools;
    • A steel half hatchet with hardwood shaft; used to split wood wedges for setting timber roof supports.
    • Mule protective back pad

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mules; Ponies; Draft animals -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A back pad placed on the back of a mule or pony as protection against scrapping in underground coal mines.
    • Bolt cutter

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mining equipment;
    • A steel bolt cutter used by coal miners to cut steel bolts and rods.
    • United States Fuel Company First Aid Team, Universal, Indiana

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine rescue work -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; United States Fuel Company;
    • A photograph of the U.S. Fuel Company First Aid Team, Universal, Indiana. The team is standing in front of a small building with a fuel tank bearing the company and name and U.S. flag in the background.
    • Big Oak Coal Mine (Blanford, Ind.)

    • Big Oak Coal Mine (Blanford, Ind.); Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mules; Mining equipment;
    • This video depicts underground coal mining in the 1950s at the Big Oak Coal Mine in Vermillion County, Indiana. The video illustrates mining techniques, equipment, tools, people, vehicles, structures, and livestock.
    • Sledge hammer

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • A steel single faced sledge hammer with point mounted on a hardwood shaft.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • This large pickaxe has two pointed tips on a steel head that is mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • This small steel pickaxe has two punch-like replaceable tips mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • A large pickaxe with steel head with 2 pointed tips mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Sledge hammer

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Hammers;
    • A double faced steel sledge hammer with a hardwood shaft; used to set timbers, drive spikes, break coal and/or rock.
    • Shovel

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Shovels;
    • A square mouth coal shovel with steel head and hardwood shaft; used in mines to load coal cars.
    • Check-in board

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal Miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A wood check-in board with metal hooks and numbered brass tags that was located at the mine entrance to identify which miners were underground; each miner was assigned a numbered tag that the miner hung on the check-in board when he entered the...
    • Tongs

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Tongs;
    • A pair of steel blacksmith tongs.
    • Wheel chalk

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Mine railroad cars -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • A steel wheel chalk for mine railroad cars.
    • Dick Thomas and his mule Julie

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mules; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits;
    • Drawing of coal miner Dick Thomas and his mule, Julie, black magic marker on corrugated brown paper.
    • John Hlatko collage of mining photographs, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Hlatko, John, 1891-1969; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits; Photographers; Carts & wagons; Mules; Bands; Church buildings;
    • A framed collage with thirteen original photographs taken by John Hlatko depicting unidentified miners and individuals in Vermillion County. John Hlatko is recognized as one of the earliest innovators in photography.
    • Sun Spot Strip Mine, Centenary, Indiana

    • Coal mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Tipples; Mine buildings -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine haulage -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Freight cars; Railroad cars; Automobiles;
    • Photograph of the Sun Spot Strip Mine, located west of Centenary, Indiana, in Vermillion County. The mine was in operation from 1927-1959. The image depicts the tipple, coal railroad cars, automobiles, and other buildings.
    • Clinton Coal Company calendar, 1917

    • Coal mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Clinton; Calendars; Advertising; Mountains; Rivers;
    • March 1917 calendar page with image depicting Mount Wetterhorn from the Clinton Coal Company's quarterly advertising calendar distributed through local banks and merchants. The Clinton Coal Company sold large quantities of coal to the local market.
    • Certificate of competency to serve as mine boss

    • Indiana. Industrial Board.; Reed, William H.; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Terre Haute -- Certification;
    • This certificate of competency to serve as mine boss was issued to William H. Reed, Terre Haute, Indiana, on October 2, 1920 by the State of Indiana Industrial Board.
    • Disability note for a miner

    • Goleic, Peter -- Health; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Health; Physicians -- Manuscripts;
    • This manuscript doctor's note for Peter Goleic [?] explains the miner's inability to work due to a fractured left arm. The note was issued on December 23, 1914 by Dr. A. Salaroglio, who functioned as a Consigliere for local immigrants.

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