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Re: Iowa Van Horn's


Posted By: Kathy Wernimont (email)
Date: 9/15/2018 at 20:33:10

In Response To: Re: Iowa Van Horn's (Rick)

It's 0.3 mi south on Redwood Ave from the entrance to Squirrel Hollow Park. It's a cement slab on the left (east) side just before a small creek. The cement slab is about 27" high in front and 50" wide and is next to the fence. The marker is on the top of the slab and has an engraving of the mine on the right side and inscription on the left.

Lat.: N 41-56-27 Long.: W 94-17-16

Greene County Coal Mine
Located 1000 feet east of here the 147 foot deep shaft was sunk in 1931. In the 1930's the mine had a maximum production of 400 Tons of coal per day and employed 100 miners. On Feb 9, 1936, William Van Horn traveled on the Raccoon River from Jefferson and arrived here with a dog team and sled loaded with 150 lbs of food for 75 truck drivers and miners marooned for three days by heavy snow and impassable roads.

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