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Truax Coal Co. Lignite Mine near Noonan, N. Dak.
Truax Coal Co. Lignite Mine near Noonan, N. Dak.
TitleTruax Coal Co. Lignite Mine near Noonan, N. Dak.
Date of Original191-?
CreatorNelson, Louis
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Truax coal mine just outside of Noonan. There are a couple of men and a some horses visible by a railcar filled with coal. There are also a few wooden buildings present.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Coal
Coal mining
Coal miners
Railroad cars
Railroad tracks
Railroads
Horses
Wooden buildings
Subject (LCSH)Lignite
LocationNoonan (N.D.)
Divide County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1910-1919
Item Number498.8
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Transcription"The coal mine in Noonan, N. Dak." - Handwritten on back of image.
NotesTitle taken from front of postcard.
Biography/HistoryThe coal industry helped boost the Noonan economy and population around the 1920s. Around 1908 Elmer Truax, Sr. opened an underground coal mine just outside of Noonan.Soon after several other mines opened up around Noonan, but by the 1930s mining became increasingly expensive and most of the mines around Noonan had closed.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionO.S. Gunderson Photography Collection 498
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/14366
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (498.8)
Rights ManagementItem likely in public domain.
Languageeng
Digital IDrs011030
Original Sourcepostcard
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