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Dirt shovel at coal mine in Velva, N.D.
Dirt shovel at coal mine in Velva, N.D.
TitleDirt shovel at coal mine in Velva, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of a large piece of mining machinery, a dirt shovel at work in a coal mine in Velva, N.D. The dirt shovel machine sits in a hole, and a mound of dirt is on the right. On the dirt shovel mining equipment it says "Truax Traer Coal Company No. 4888, Bucyrus."
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Coal mining
Mining equipment
Organization NameTruax-Traer Coal Company
LocationVelva (N.D.)
McHenry County (N.D.)
Item NumberMM1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original7 x 12 cm.
Transcription"Dirt shovel at Velva Coal mine"--Handwritten below photograph in photo album.
NotesThis photograph was most likely taken during the late 1920's or early 1930's.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM1)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
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GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmMM1
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