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    • Air gauge

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • An air gauge was used to check air flow into an underground mine.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Hiding; Underground railroad; Illinois; Bread & soup lines; Prohibition;
    • Barbara Vlahos's transcribed interview of Missy Smith's about three different stories. The first story is about Al Capone. According to Smith, Capone had a house in Skylar County, Illinois, and he ran liquor through there as a bootlegger. The...
    • Belt, leather utility

    • Belts (Clothing); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A leather utility belt made and to carry a miner's equipment. Coal miners were responsible for procuring their equipment and they were quite adept at adapting belts, hats and lamps to aid them underground.
    • 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.
    • 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. Contemporary narration provides...
    • Blue hole

    • Lakes; Water;
    • This is an anonymous account of the Vigo County Blue Hole. This story tells about how there is an underground stream connecting the Blue Hole to the Wabash River.
    • Blue hole, Porter County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Horse-drawn vehicles; Water; Rivers; Bullseye Lake (Ind.); Flint Lake (Ind.);
    • This is Reinhart Tauck's typewritten account of a Blue Hole called Bullseye Lake in Porter County near Valparaiso, Indiana. Supposedly a man drove his horse and buggy into the blue hole. The remains of the buggy were found in FLint Lake two miles...
    • Blue hole, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Lakes; Water; Rivers; Wabash River (Ind.)
    • This is Ralph "Cork" Mchargue's typewritten account of a Blue Hole in southern Vigo County, Indiana, south of Terre Haute. Supposedly, there are several spots where there is no bottom in the lake and an underground river connects the hole with the...
    • Bogle Mine, Ben and Willis Burton underground at the Bogle Mine, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mining equipment; Bogle Mine (Vermillion County, Ind.); Burton, Ben; Burton, Willis;
    • Ben Burton and Willis Burton, coal miners underground at the the Bogle Mine, Vermillion County, Indiana. The photograph was taken on February 27, 1914. The miners are wearing carbide lamps on their camps and are pictured with a square mouth...
    • Cap, cloth with carbide lamp

    • Caps (Headgear); Acetylene lamps; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A cloth cap with a brass carbide lamp worn by miners to provide light when working underground.
    • 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...
    • Check-out board

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A wood check-out 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-out board when he left the mine.
    • Coal exhibit in the Coal Town & Railroad Museum, Clinton, Indiana

    • Coal Town and Railroad Museum (Clinton Ind.); Exhibitions; Coal miners -- Equipment; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits;
    • Black and white photograph showing a close-up of a part of an exhibit at the Coal Town & Railroad Museum in Clinton, Indiana. In this photograph can be seen a drill bit next to the check-out board, and a photograph showing a group of miners posing...
    • Coal exhibit in theCoal Town & Railroad Museum, Clinton, Indiana

    • Coal Town and Railroad Museum (Clinton Ind.); Coal miners -- Equipment; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits;
    • Black and white photograph of an exhibit in the Coal Town & Railroad Museum in Clinton, Indiana. The exhibit displays various tools used in coal mining, an introductory photograph of a group of mine workers underground, and a check-in board...
    • Coal mine, unidentified, Vermillion County, Indiana.

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine lighting; Mine railroad tracks;
    • This photograph depicts mine railroad tracks leading into an unidentified underground mine in Vermillion County, Indiana. Note the electric lighting and the timbers used for supporting the ceiling.
    • Coal miners, unidentified, Vermillion County, Indiana.

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mining equipment; Acetylene lamps; Caps (Headgear);
    • Six coal miners pose for a photograph in front of mining equipment in an unidentified underground mine in Vermillion County, Indiana. Note the carbide lamps on the miners' caps and the rafters and posts securing the ceiling.
    • Coal Town & Railroad Museum, Clinton, Indiana exhibit

    • Coal Town and Railroad Museum (Clinton Ind.); Exhibitions; Coal miners -- Equipment; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits;
    • Black and white photograph showing part of an exhibit at the Coal Town & Railroad Museum in Clinton, Indiana. The exhibit displays various equipment used in coal mining at the time (early 1900s), an introductory photograph of a group of miners...

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