Photographs of Hiawatha

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Don Butler Collection

West Hiawatha - 1914/1916 William L. Butler on left West Hiawatha - 1914/1916
William L. Butler on left
West Hiawatha - 1914/1916 West Hiawatha - 1914/1916
"Safety First" written in Italian, English & Greek donated by Don Butler Hiawatha band - probably abt 1912-1916. William Lowe Butler on right with baritone.
Ball field in Black Hawk about 1914 or 1915. Two baseball teams and three first aid teams. William Lowe Butler holding stretcher in center. First aid team abt. 1914 or 1915. Team of William Lowe ButlerL to R: Dick Howell, ? , Bill Butler, Milton Butler, ?, Jack Reese

Kathy Hamaker Collection

The cottage, owned by Alice Starr Family. This is where visiting coal executives stayed when they came to town. Photo taken 29 Aug 1999.
The cottage, owned by Alice Starr Family. This is where visiting coal executives stayed when they came to town. Photo taken 29 Aug 1999.
West Hiawatha School 1923 - photo taken 29 Aug 1999 Company Store - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
cemetery - photo taken 29 Aug 1999 U.S. Fuel company offices - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
Service Station - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
Outside of Post Office taken 29 Aug 1999
Inside of Post Office taken 29 Aug 1999
Apartment building where the teachers lived - photo taken 29 Aug 1999 Jail House built in 1904 - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
Bath house - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
U.S. Fuel mine #2 - 1909-1922 - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
Hiawatha Railway Station - photo taken 29 Aug 1999
One of the graves in the cemetery at Hiawatha. The death was in 1940.
This photo shows the back side of the electricians shops, the mine office, the amusement hall and part of the company store. Photo taken 29 Aug 1999    

Vern Jeffers Collection

Hiawatha Railway Station
Railroad Loading Platform and the Tipple
Railway Station Sign    

Lori Curtis Collection

Dough Boy Statue - photo donated by Lori Curtis    

C.A. Greenwood Collection

Hiawatha looking northeast. Photo copied from "Thirty Years of Coal Mining July 1946"
Modern School Building. Photo copied from "Thirty Years of Coal Mining July 1946"

Jerry & Charlotte Hamaker Collection

1933 school band - it was found in an old railroad house.
Meat Market - photo found in an old railroad house.

Galen Ricketts Collection

Panoramic view #1
Panoramic view #2
Panoramic view #3
Panoramic view #4

Post Cards & Calendars Collection

U.S. Fuel Co. - A tradition in Mining
In 1914 the U.S. Fuel Co., headquartered in Hiawatha, built homes, stores, school, a recreation hall, hotel for visiting dignitaries and churches for the mine personnel. The townsfolk were very proud of their town and planted lawns, trees and shrubs to beautify the townsite. This photo of the town is looking towards the east. (Description and photo scanned from historical calendar created by Carbon County.)

Leonard Sheilds Collection - submitted by Frances Cunningham

This photo is a large group of men assembled in Hiawatha.
Company houses in Hiawatha.
Outside the mine.
Mine tipple at Hiawatha.
Building at the top of the mine portal.
Tipple at Hiawatha.
Houses at Hiawatha.
One of the first homes in Hiawatha.

Frances Cunningham Collection

The Frank Bonacci Family from Carbon County.
A group of five baseball friends.
School Class
School Class
School Class
School Class

Donald Prater Collection

The South Fork Mine Entrance in late 40's or early 50's.
The mountainside near Hiawatha in late 40's or early 50's.
The mountainside near Hiawatha in late 40's or early 50's.    

Martin L. Hamaker & Coreena Johnson Collection

This photo was taken on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 just two days before the building was engulfed by fire. It is possible that this is the last photo taken of the amusement hall before it was destroyed.

Charleen Jensen Collection

All the miners in this 1914 photo are mule drivers. Charlie Petitti is the 7th from right.
This photo has many miners riding in coal cars. It was taken in 1914 when Charles B. Petitti was 19 years of age.

Ralph H. Emerson. Collection

This photo taken in 1987 shows the Hiawatha Tipple and other mining buildings.
An overview of Hiawatha showing a couple of the homes, a trailer house and a train on the train track. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of Hiawatha showing the block of homes behind the company offices and the amusement hall. The gas station, company store and tipple can be seen. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of Hiawatha showing the back side of the teachers house, the company office, the amusement hall and the side of the company store. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of some of the homes in Hiawatha. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of some of the homes in Hiawatha. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of some of the homes in Hiawatha. Photo was taken in 1987.
An overview of some of the trailer homes in Hiawatha. Photo was taken in 1987.
Hiawatha gas station and company store. Photo was taken in 1987.
A home in Hiawatha. Photo was taken in 1987.
Side shot of the boarding house in Hiawatha. Photo taken in June of 2010.
Some of the remaining homes in June of 2010.
Look up the road to Hiawatha. The LDS church can be seen in the very center of the photo along with the back of the company store. Photo taken in June of 2010.    

Elma Behunin Moody Palla Collection- submitted by Penelope M. Allen

An old photo of a bus in front of the Hiawatha school with "The Greek" driving. On the side of the bus it reads, "Price, Hiawatha, Mohrland, Sunnyside & Columbia."

Jacquie Mortenson Collection

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1959.
>Mike Anderson and his sister Jacquie Anderson in about 1957. The underpass and coal cars can be seen in the background.
Hiawatha 1957 - 2nd grade boys all dressed up in cowboy gear.    
United States Fuel Company, King Mine Maintenance Dept., Hiawatha, Utah, Sept. 6, 1955. This is half of the photo. The other half of the photo is available from the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in Helper, Utah. The men in the photo are: Standing from left is: Jimmy Littlejohn, ?__________ , Lavon Anderson is standing on the right side and next to him cut in half is last name _____Burdick. Bottom sitting is: George Ellis Pettey, ? Joe Parmley, ?______________.
Hiawatha 1957 - 2nd grade. Jacquie Anderson is on the front row far right in the light color dress. Jacquie includes the following story: "I went there in 1954 to 1958. I remember the time a mountain lion got into the basement and the teachers, (Principal was Mrs. Parmley, I think) locked us in the class room while the men from the city came and got it out. All us kids were hanging out of the windows watching. Good times."

Dan Burn Collection

William Pederick Burn Jr., the head blacksmith, in the machine shop at Hiawath circa 1950.
The Officials Cottage in the winter of the 1935 with Frosty in the yard. Sophie Burn cooked and cleaned for the "excutives" of the U.S. Fuel Company when they came to town.
Vivian Burn, William Burn and their mother Sophie Burn in the back yard of the Officials Cottage. William was the drum major in the Carbon Highs Schools' marching band.
William and Vivian Burn in the foreground and an overview of the town of Hiawatha in the background. Photo shows the old tipple, the school, the hotel, company store and the company office building.
The Burn family arrived in Hiawatha around 1920.
Back row: Wm P. Burn Jr., Sophie Burn, Wm. P. Burn Sr., Eva Burn, and Chester Burn
Front row: Wm R. Burn, a friend, Vivian Burn and Chet Burn Jr.
Photo taken at their home in String Town.

Eldon Miller Collection

The following photos have been donated by Eldon Miller to the Carbon County Historical Society and the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. These photographs have been donated to Eldon Miller by many different sources. If you donated them to Eldon and would like your name to accompany the photograph please e-mail Kathy Hamaker and I'll add it. Special thanks goes to Michael Francis for scanning the photographs so they could be added to the webpage. This is not a complete index of all the photos in Eldons Hiawatha collection. There are many more photos and I'll add them as I have time. If you are looking for a specific photo please e-mail Kathy Hamaker and I will see if it is in the collection.

Mohrland School in Mohrland, Utah.
Hiawatha School
Hiawatha School
An overview of West Hiawatha
U.S. Fuel coal tipple
Quitting Time!! All the miners jumping out of the mantrip at the end of the day.
All the miners riding in the man trip headed to work.
Loaded coal cars coming from mine.
The Amusement Hall
East Hiawatha
The section of Hiawatha referred to as the Flattops.
An overview of the town of Hiawatha. The tipple, school house and some of the homes can be seen.
An overview photo of the early days in Hiawatha. The school house, the old tipple, and homes can be seen.
Men picking boney from the coal.
Cars of coal coming from the mine on tram
A lump of coal from the U.S. Fuel King Coal being delivered to the Utah State Capitol building by horse & wagon.
Coal Cars, mining equipment at the mine entrance.
A very early days photo of Hiawatha showing the Hotel that was on Main Street by the office building.
Miners working in mine loading coal cars.
A miner in the mines with tons of coal piled all around him.
An employee using the rotary dump to empty a coal car.
The bathhouse for the miners at the tipple.
United States Fuel Company tipple.
The King Mine modern preparation plant completed 1939.
United States Fuel Company tipple.
United States Fuel Company tipple.
Tracks inside the mine.
Tunnels inside the mine.
Mine buildings at West Hiawatha mine entrance.
Mine buildings at West Hiawatha mine entrance.
Photo of the inside of the Company Store.
The confectionary inside the Amusement Hall.
The Pool Hall in West Hiawatha before the signs were added.
The Hiawatha Pool Hall in West Hiawatha after the signs were painted.
A group of workers standing around a sign that reads: "This shop has operated 5840 days since last reportable accident."
Company Store.
The Dough Boy statue in 1947.
The jail in the wintertime.
The machinary and operator inside the tipple.
Train engine.
1914 West Hiawatha School, Miss Burke's 1st thru 8th grades
First row l to r: - Searle Farrimond, Ida Watt, unknown, unknown, Guy Vecicho, unknown, Ella Wyatt, unknown
Second row l to r: Glen Leamaster, Jack Flemming, Truedoced Flemming, Colenso Farrimond, Gladys Dorve, Dolly Goodart-Snyder, Mary Paperakis, Lucille Lamp
Third row l to r: Miss Burke, James Watt, Susan Wyatt, Mary Nick, unknown, Dilbert Leamaster, unknown, unknown, unknown, Tommy Lawson, unknown
Back row l to r: Martin Leamaster, Bob Williams, unknown, Tom Lamp, May Oldfield, Thelma Watt Butler, Zelda Watt, Ruby Self, Mildred Wyatt.
Front row left to right: Ellis Petty, Bob McKinnon, Paul Nuegarett, Tad Morgan, Bruce Garlic, Glen Thomas, Darwin Wycherley
Second row left to right: Audrey Hansen, Dorothy Behunin, Lyle Asay, Ralph Thompson, Barbara Taylor, Thelma Nixon, Ray Opperman
Third row left to right: Robert Reese, Earl Morgan, Lee R. Thompson, Chester Reese, Ardella Allred, Ben Garlic, Tom Hilton
Fourth row left to right: Bob Jones, Jim Stofas, Joe Kolovich, Marvin Jensen, teacher Rita Hanson
Nadine Gleason 3rd & 4th Grade
Back row left to right: _____ Ortiz, Wallace Baldwin, Feren Papas, Harold Burgess, ________, _________, Jerry Allred
Second row left to right: George Orphanakis, Ray Montang, Tony Petre____, ________, Richard Revoy, _______, Nellie Thomas, ___________
Front row: _________, ___________, ___________, Helen Pappas, Glenn Davis, Doris Asay, Helen Marogakis, Cecilea Montero
1939
Back row left to right: Pete Stifoc, Bill Clements, Bill Burt, Jack Crombie, John Hillas, Mark Miller, George Clavel
Middle row left to right: Angelina Kournaeous, Dorothy Miller, Mary Colosimo, Mary Orpahakis, Bettie Schaedler, Pearl Reaveley, Lucille Frandsen
Front row left to right: Virginia Reaveley, Ruby Reaveley, Haruyo Kubo, Leona Hoopes, May Belle Allred, Llewelyn Reese, Jim Orphanakis, John Maragakis

Lena Mabbutt

Mine rescue group from Hiawatha. Marvin Mabbutt is one of the men.

Michael Francis

Greek Town at Hiawatha.
Doughboy statue inbetween the Mine Offices and the Amusement Hall.
Louis Pappas working in the mine at Hiawatha. Photo donated to Michael Francis by Dana Hadley a granddaughter of Louis Pappas.
Louis Pappas working in the mine at Hiawatha. Photo donated to Michael Francis by Dana Hadley a granddaughter of Louis Pappas.
Panoramic view of Hiawatha showing all the area from the tipple to Greek Town. When viewed along side the previous photo you can see where Greek Town was in comparison to the town of Hiawatha.

The following collection of photos was donated by Dan Wells. His father had a photo album showing the houses and comunity during the years of 1925-1932. These 8 x 10 photos was taken by the Vice-president of the mine and show the award winners for best yards, gardens and lawns for each year. Dan Wells donated this collection to the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. Thank you so much for your donation. If you would like copies of these photos please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. Additional photos from this collection can be found in the Mohrland photos and Heiner photos

Dan Wells collection

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Lloyd Ungerman
First Prize - Gardens
Sept1925
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Lloyd Ungerman
First Prize - Gardens
Sept1925
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A. E. Taylor
First Prize - Flower Garden
Sept 1925
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A. E. Taylor
First Prize - Flower Garden
Sept 1925
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William Steckelman
First Prize - lawns
Sept 1925
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William Steckelman
First Prize - lawns
Sept 1925
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Frank Torrey
Second prize - gardens
Sept 1925
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Frank Torrey
Second prize - gardens
Sept 1925
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First prize - lawns
1926
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Second prize - gardens
1926
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second prize - flowers
1926
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Second prize - lawns
1926
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Third prize - gardens
1926
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Third prize - flowers
1926
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Second prize - flowers
1927
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Sam Fadel
Fourth prize - flowers
1928
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John Burt
Sweepstakes Prize
1928
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Sweepstakes Prize
1928
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Sam Perkowski
Boy's Prize
1928
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General overview of the U.S. Fuel Company Dairy at Millerton Ranch
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left side of the General overview of the U.S. Fuel Company Dairy at Millerton Ranch
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right side of the General overview of the U.S. Fuel Company Dairy at Millerton Ranch
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Barns and silo at Millerton Ranch
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Dairy buildings at Millerton Ranch
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Construction view, U.S. Fuel Company Dairy
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Millerton Ranch before U. S. Fuel Co., Dairy was established.
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Cows at Millerton Dairy
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McKinnon and bull (the father of the future herd, written on back of photo).
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Calves at Millerton Dairy. There are also two unidentified men in the photograph.
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Cows at Millerton Dairy
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Frank Larsen
2nd prize - lawns
1929
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John Burt
2nd Prize - flowers
1929
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John Burt
2nd Prize - flowers
1929
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Sam Fadel
First prize - gardens
1929
There is a boy sitting on the porch railing of the back house.
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Sam Fadel
First prize - gardens
1929
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Town of Hiawatha in 1929
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A. P. Babcock
2nd prize - Gardens
1930 - 6th annual contest
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George Mitani
2nd prize- flowers
1930 - 6th annual contest
individual, possibly George Mitani, standing in center of photo
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John Burt
First prize - lawns
1930 - 6th annual contest
child standing in center of photo
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John Burt
First prize - lawns
1930 - 6th annual contest
child standing in center of photo
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2nd Avenue, Community Church at the end of the street
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Doughboy statue, Christmas tree and amusement hall
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John Burt
First Prize - lawns
1931
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George Olson
Fourth Prize - gardens
1931
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Hansen Hotel - Special Prize 1931
back of LDS church can be seen in photo.
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7th Annual Contest Winner 1931
No name or town was listed with photo
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7th Annual Contest Winner 1931
No name or town was listed with photo
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Community Church and a winter wonderland of snow covered roads
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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E. W. Ricketts
Second prize - lawns
1932

John Taylor

The following collection of photos was donated by John Taylor. John Taylor is an avid postcard collector and has many postcards in his collection from Carbon County. He has scanned and donated photo files of those that are relevent to Carbon County.Thank you, John Taylor, for your donation. If you would like copies of these photos please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. Additional photos from this collection can be found in the Spring Canyon, Castle Gate, Mohrland, Kenilworth, and Price collections.

John Taylor collection

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This is a photo of the original tipple built in Black Hawk which later became Hiawatha. This is the front of the postcard. The following picture is the back of the postcard.
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The postcard is addressed to Mr. H. Monheim in Grand Junction, Colo. It has a one cent stamp on it and is stamped by the post office on Nov 29, 9 a.m., 1912 possibly Price, Utah. It reads: Dear Dad, This is the happy "Thank you" day. I am getting ready to go to Hiawatha. The X is where the school house is. This picture shows the "tipple" and store. The houses are on the other side. The O shows where the new school house is being built. Wish I was with you today. This is a beautiful warm day. (Reed Mania's posted), Loving wishes, Louise
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The front of the postcard shows the area of Hiawatha referred to as Greek Town.
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The postcard is addressed to Miss Louise M. Monheim in Grand Junction, Colo. It has a one cent stamp on it and is stamped by the post office on June 18, 1913 in Blackhawk. It reads: Does it look natural? Even to the little "indigo" school house. It is as sleepy as it looks. The feathery tribe was again trimmed to the tune of 8 to 4. The village to the south did it. Haying stops at sundown. S.M.P.
This postcard is from Hiawatha mailed Nov. 2, 1910, which across the end states that Mine #2 hasn't been open very long, and across the bottom is states the "One Legged man is Bill Dryalls??" Not sure of the last name. If anyone has any information about this photo and the men in the picture please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. (click on photo for larger image.)
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A group of men are standing around a mine car and train tracks in West Hiawatha.
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Homes in West Hiawatha, train track, coal cars and a man sitting on a log in the front right corner. Photo taken in the early days of West Hiawatha approx. 1913.
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Homes in Hiawatha running parallel to railroad tracks.
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Homes in Hiawatha - approx. 1916.
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U.S. Fuel Co., Carbon-Emery Store in Hiawtha
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Homes in Hiawatha - approx. 1916.
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overview of homes in Hiawatha
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Overview of Hiawatha - approx. 1916.
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Dignitaries at the train tracks in West Hiawatha
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Mountain ledge near Hiawatha
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A train full of coal leaving the mine. JTHiawatha11a.jpg The original tipple built in Black Hawk. On the back of the post card it reads, "they can load six cars at once."

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