GREAT ANTHRACITE COAL  MINE

Great Anthracite Coal Mine(Opened on May 3)
-- 25¢ adult admission, also saw 10¢ ticket (child?)



Near Palace of Mines & Metallurgy, in the 'Mining Gulch'
  the exhibition was a nod the the  great Anthracite Coal Mine Strike of 1902. In a ride in mine cars through underground passages, passengers saw  the lives of 145,00 men and  whose strike  led by John Mitchell,  resulted in an intervene by President  Rooselvelt and an 10 % increase in wages.

The tunnel was 1260  feet long.

The exhibit included:  4  relief maps that occupied 100  sq.  feet, a model of a mine, a working model of a breaker (which could separate the coal from shale), a wash recovery station,
and contained 8 different mining scenes along the ride. The first showed miner's going to work (three separate shifts), the next- slate-pickers, sorting the  coal/slate (tasked by boys), the third, showing miner's eating and reacreation time,  the next showed, the horrors of a min being flooded. Another scene showed the dangers of explosives and tending to the  wounded.   Donkey's livimg underground was shown, their task to pull mine carts.  The last scene depicted the miner's going home.

In 1902, coal production boomed, and added up to  350,000,000 short tons of mined coal. 





  Simulated a real Coal Mine with  electrical exhibits and those of his own inventions were set up properly as well as well-handled and presented by his staff.

Some early (pre-Fair) maps show this concession (was to be) located on The Pike



Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
                   Web  Design and Art/Illustration   copyrighted  2008
The underground resturant at the Great Anthracite Coal Mine. This  sketch illustrates    a Dutch dinner for patrons.
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The attraction's entrance