Monday, July 20, 2009

Harkes Coal Co. Mine No. 2 - Jerome

The History of Coal Mining in Appanoose County, Iowa
By W. M. Heusinkveld [2007], Page 101
Location: NW SW SE of Section 3, T-68N, R-19W, N. edge of Jerome, 1 blocks E. of 135th Ave.

Years of operation: 1914-23, vertical, longwall, 230 acres, unknown shaft depth

This mine soon reached peak production, nearly 250 tons daily. Robert Hunter was the Supt. and there were 146 employees. It was worked until 1923 when it was abandoned due to the high cost of production.
The editor sincerely appreciates the permission of W. M. "Bill" Heusinkveld of Centerville, Iowa, to post in The Jerome Journal this information from his book noted above.

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