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Scale of Wages for this Mine
In Response To: Working In A Coal Mine! ()

Here is a scale of wages circa early 1900's for the original company that started the mine operations at the site we were detecting. Even though it was hazardous work, they were some of the better paying jobs at the time. You can see what the miners were being paid for a ton of coal. Again, puts Tennessee Ernie Ford's "16 tons" in perspective.