Macoupin County IL - Superior Coal Mine #1 Cahokia Township

Superior Coal Mine No. 1
Eagerville Cahokia Township

Larry Clark writes, "Superior Coal Company Mine No. 1 was actually located in Eagerville, IL which is about 2-3 mles from Benld.
Operational until the early 1950's when it closed. I used to fish and swim in the No. 1 mine pond and fish in the Mt. Clare mine pond. They were good places to catch bluegill, bass and mostly catfish. The upper mine pond at No. 1 was cleaner since they took in the water for washing coal and the lower pond was the recipient of the runoff from the coal washing."

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