NO. 7 MINE SEALED - 1930 - Staunton Macoupin County IL
contributed by Joan Miley 2003

STAUNTON STAR-TIMES, Staunton, Macoupin Co, IL Thurs 13 Mar 1930 page 1 col 3


Workmen during the past week have been engaged in sealing the shaft at the No. 7 mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., which was shut down several weeks ago. Quite a number of people take the fact that the shaft has been sealed as an indication that the mine will not operate, or at least that it will be a long time until it does.

The Star-Times has been advised by representatives of the company that the sealing of the shaft is by no means to be taken as an indication that the mine will remain "down" but that the sealing was done for the double purpose of reducing expenses at the mine during the time the shaft is idle and also to prevent the danger of fire. It was pointed out that, should conditions in the coal market improve so as to make operations of the mine possible, it would be only a matter of a week or 10 days to get the shaft into condition for operation.

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