The coal mines of Buxton

by Alan Roberts

Publisher: Scarthin in Cromford

Written in English
Published: Pages: 96 Downloads: 694
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Subjects:

  • Coal mines and mining -- England -- Buxton (Derbyshire) -- History.

Edition Notes

StatementAlan Roberts & John Leach.
ContributionsLeach, John, 1953-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTN808.G62B8
The Physical Object
Paginationiv,96p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20030979M
ISBN 10090775810X
OCLC/WorldCa15174605

  Buxton coal mine number 18 lasted only 20 years, But its impact on Iowa and America remains through books, essays and historical accounts. Buxton: Racial harmony in an Iowa coal mining town Buxton, Iowa was one of the most unusual yet successful mining . Janet Weaver in the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Library helped me in my research for this essay, particularly by pointing me toward the book Buxton: A Black Utopia in the Heartland by Dorothy Schwieder, Joseph Hraba, and Elmer Schwieder (this is an updated edition of their Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal. Rachelle is the author of multiple fiction books and the non-fiction book, Lost Buxton. In , Consolidation Coal Company established one of the most unique towns in Iowa: Buxton. Spanning 8, acres in Monroe County and 1, acres in Mahaska County, along with a population that grew to 5,, Buxton became the largest unincorporated town. Buxton coal mine number 18 lasted only 20 years, , but its impact on Iowa and American remains through books, essays and historical accounts. This hour, Ottumwa author Rachelle Chase.

Thomas was is a small commercial town, but part of it was a Davis Coal & Coke Company private town. Thomas merges into Coketon, which was completely a coal company town, and I don't know exactly where one ends and the other begins. s view of coal mining operations of the Davis Coal & Coke Company in Thomas, WV. Current Event: Join me in Richmond for the Virginia Genealogical Society conference on April 28th where I will present 4 lectures and have a vendor booth with new and used African American books. VGS will be assisting researchers on the 27th at the Library of Virginia. The Buxton’s sold the mine in to the Superior Coal Company, and Buxton Mine No. 18 was closed in But African American residents had begun leaving as early as By the population—once perhaps as high as 10,—was a mere PWM has not yet found a severe weather story about Buxton in the early twentieth century. Part of the mine eventually extended under West Virginia. Around , when this photo was taken, the top 5 or so feet of the coal seam was being mined. Below that was a parting, and below the parting was a poor coal that had no commercial value and was not mined except for roof clearance. (Maryland Geological Survey image via Google Books).

In the US, coal mining is a shrinking industry. In , there were about , coal miners; today there are ab; Working in coal mines is dangerous — miners have to deal with toxic.   Black and white coal miners lived and toiled together in the Monroe County town of Buxton. "It was this ideal of what our country really stands for.".

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As anyone who has done research on "lost subjects" knows, "NEW" material is hard to garner, but Rachelle has managed to do so in this, her latest Buxton book. She has shed light on some less covered topics, and in doing so, brought up new questions. Hopefully, this will NOT be the last ever heard from the "Lost coal mining city on the prairie" 4/5(6).

The Coal Mines of Buxton book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The coal mines of Buxton. [Alan Roberts; John Leach] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. Originally established by the Consolidation Coal Company, Buxton was the largest unincorporated coal mining community in Iowa.

What made Buxton unique, however, is the fact that the majority of its 5, residents were African Americans—a highly unusual racial composition for a. Buxton's Ventilation Register and Detector.

With a large colour folding diagram of Buxton's Furnace Signal and Register for Coal Mines, This is an original article from the Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining The coal mines of Buxton book, Howard, W.F. Buxton, Iowa, was an unincorporated coal mining town, established by Consolidation Coal Company in At a time when Jim Crow laws and segregation kept blacks and whites separated throughout the nation, Buxton was integrated.

African American and Caucasian residents lived, worked, and went to school side by side. Looking S.E. from Water Tower, Buxton, Ia. From the Dorothy Schwieder Papers, RS 13/12/54, folder The coal-mining town of Buxton, Iowa has captured the imagination of many people throughout the state and beyond.

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A book "The Coal Mines of Buxton" by A F Roberts and J T Leach gives a more detailed description of the history and layout of the mines. The Goyt mine closed in while the House Coal workings moved steadily southwards to the Staffordshire border, with a drift tunnel at Cisterns Clough.

These workings closed in There was a day when coal mining was a substantial source of employment and energy, as well as wealth, in Bay County. Gene Gillette, retired school administrator and community activist with Bay City in Bloom, has produced a book about this now obscure topic.

In their excellent book, ‘The Coal mines of Buxton’ Alan Roberts and John Leach make the claim that the mining country around Buxton had some of the harshest and toughest working conditions in the country.

Judging by the awful weather on Sunday 26th July, it was easy to believe it. It was a tribute to the dedication and hardiness of the Coal mining is not something commonly associated with Buxton but there are traces of a year old industry if you know where to look.

Fortunately, the town’s Civic Association have produced a handy walking guide that makes it easier to find. Curiosity getting the better of us, we decided to put on our boots and give it a go.

And has co-authored a book called ‘The Coal Mines of Buxton’, which I’ve found fascinating reading. The two diagrams below are based on illustrations from Alan’s book. Above:Alan’s book, The Coal Mines of Buxton, is available from Scarthin Books in Cromford.

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By the mines began to run out of coal. By the last mine was closed. Buxton soon became a ghost town like the many other mining camps dotting central Iowa. Buxton was unique because of the highly developed community with many businesses and public buildings.

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Mundell, Frank Stories of the Coal Mine, Sunday School Union,pp An old bookplate inside the front cover records that the book was originally awarded as a school prize. No dust wrapper. Fair+. Some wear on the front edge of covers & at the corners.

A 19th century view of coal mining. £ Professor, researcher and author Dorothy Schwieder published "Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal Mining Community" in The first excerpt from this source is a table showing the annual income of selected workers in Buxton in It shows how lucrative jobs with.

Originally established by the Consolidation Coal Company, Buxton was the largest unincorporated coal mining community in Iowa.

What made Buxton unique, however, is the fact that the majority of its 5, residents were African Americans—a highly unusual racial composition for a Cited by: 3. Few sources before have dealt with the archaeology of African American settlements outside the Atlantic seaboard and the southern states.

This book describes in detail the archaeological investigations conducted at the town site of Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining community inhabited by a significantly large population of blacks between and Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining colony with a large black population that grew in southern Iowa at the beginning of the 20th Century.

At its peak inBuxton’s population was between eight and ten thousand people. Although it was usually described as “a black man’s town” it was in fact a multi-ethnic community throughout its history. Named for J. Buxton, the mine manager at the nearby company-owned Muchakinock Mines, this coal mining camp was established as a company town for the Consolidation Coal Company around / It was located right up against the northern county line, on the southeast side of Bluff Creek, and the railroad, about two miles north of the mine.

The history of Buxton, Iowa, is unique for its times. Racial integration and harmony existed there at a time when racial tolerance was the exception and not the rule. Buxton Coal Mine No. 18 lasted only 20 years, But its impact on Iowa and America remains through books, essays and.

AT MIDNIGHT APthe Buxton & Landstreet Company store and the Davis Coal & Coke Company's Mine Forty-two at Kempton, Maryland, ceased operations. Kempton was mortally wounded that night and died forty-two days later when its economic lifeblood, the company scrip now worthless was collected and tossed down the foot mineshaft.

Coal Mines of Buxton by Alan Roberts,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Book Description: Few sources before have dealt with the archaeology of African American settlements outside the Atlantic seaboard and the southern states. This book describes in detail the archaeological investigations conducted at the town site of Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining community inhabited by a significantly large population of blacks.

A guide to records of the Derbyshire coal mining industry (written Marchupdated June ).Development of coal mining in DerbyshireThere has been coal mining in Derbyshire since the medieval period.

Mining initially took place along the eastern edge of the county, around Dronfield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Ripley and Heanor, where the coal seams occur close to. Current conditions. Burns, Daniel. The modern practice of coal mining (); Chirons, Nicholas P.

Coal Age Handbook of Coal Surface Mining () ISBN Hamilton, Michael S. Mining Environmental Policy: Comparing Indonesia and the USA (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, ).

(ISBN ).Hayes, Geoffrey. Coal Mining (), 32 pp; National Energy Information Center. Heathcote, C. “Lead Veins within the Coal Mines around Whaley Bridge, New Mills and Bugsworth, Derbyshire” Mining History, Vol No.1 () Barnatt, J. & Leach, J. () “The Goyt’s Moss Colliery, Buxton” Derbyshire Archaeological Journal Vol, pp; Leach, J.

() Coal Mining. Rachelle is the author of multiple fiction books and the non-fiction book, Lost Buxton. InConsolidation Coal Company established one of the most unique towns in Iowa: Buxton.

Spanning 8, acres in Monroe County and 1, acres in Mahaska County, along with a population that grew to 5, Buxton became the largest unincorporated town.The mines were referred to as Goyt Colliery, Goyte’s Moss Colliery, The Level Mine, Buxton Collieries, Burbage Colliery, Thatch Marsh Colliery, Axe Edge and Thatch Marsh Colliery.

These coal mines close to Buxton were modest in scale with mining activity from Mining was often seasonal, which resulted in reduced demand for coal in the warmer months, but this was not the case in Buxton. Since the Consolidation Coal Company was owned by the Chicago and North Western Railroad and trains required a constant supply of coal, men in Buxton worked year-round, earning $40 to $ every two weeks.