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Joan of Arc of the coal fields, near Pittsburg, Kansas

New York Times

This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a fourteen year old girl dubbed "The Joan of Arc of the Coal Fields." The daughter of a coal striker in southeast Kansas, she carried the American flag at the head of 6,000 marchers. The group of protesters marched through the coal fields showing their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps.

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Custom mill

View of a custom mill at Brooks (Kansas ?).

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Eagle Picher miners

View of Eagle Picher Lead Co. miners before hard hats were required, probably in the tri-state mining district of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma.

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W.M. Nelson to Governor Henry Allen

Nelson, W.M.

W.M. Nelson, a black miner in Croweburg, Kansas, writes Governor Allen about pending legislation involving the Court of Industrial Relations. This legislation would have a panel in charge of hearing both sides of labor disputes. Nelson writes "I did think once when you had this law pass you entruded on the miners of Kansas. But I highly appreciate the action that you taken because it cause many woman an children to get three meals a day." Nelson goes on to say "This is the first time in history that the colored miner had one part of a show in District 17." The Court of Industrial Relations was later passed on January 1920 by special session of the Kansas legislature.

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View in the Attie mine

Interior view of the Attie mine. Eagle-Picher mining company likely operated the mine.

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Miners

View of miners seated on rocks at the Bullfrog Mine in Chitwood (Missouri?). The Eagle-Picher mining company likely operated the mine.

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W.L.Wells to Governor Henry Allen

Wells, W.L.

W.L. Wells, a Girard, Kansas resident, writes to Governor Allen that the proposed Industrial Bill would not hurt coal miners and that the more miners who read up on the bill the more who are in favor of it.

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Caterpillar loader

Caterpillar loader chassis being landed at bottom of a shaft at the Westside mine, Kansas, possibly operated by the Eagle Picher Lead Co.

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Coal miner

Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development

View of a coal miner at work with a pick and lantern. The location of the mine is unknown.

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Franklin, Crawford County, Kansas

These 147 images include photographs, newspaper clippings, and original records from the town of Franklin, in Crawford County, Kansas. It is located on U.S. Highway 69 alternate, approximately 7 miles north of Pittsburg, Kansas. The post office was established in 1908 and now operates as part of the post office in Arma. The town was struck by an EF-5 tornado in 2003 and much of the town has been rebuilt since that. Historically, Franklin was a coal mining town, and the major coal companies in the area were Western Coal and Mining, and Central Coal and Coke. The subjects of these materials include: schools, churches, businesses, coal companies, musicians, miners, the unions and strikes--including the Amazon women's march--and baseball, soccer, and basketball players.

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