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Old Coal Mining Records Found At Linton Business

Last updated on Thursday, October 20, 2011

(LINTON) - Linton business man Jeff Doris found old mining records in the rafters of his business.

What Doris thought was strange is the documents were a 100 years old the day he found them.

The ledgers and invoices, detail the accounts of Vandalia Coal Company and Island Coal.
Back then, two barrels of mule shoes and 50 pounds of dynamite cost only $4.

Another invoice, for a laundry in Martinsville, is dated Feb. 24, 1914.

The records are fragile and all hand written. Doris is looking for a local home for the documents, to preserve Greene County's once thriving mining history.

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