Jan 5, 2013

Muscoda Mines

Posted by: Naaman 
 Opened in 1881, Muscoda became the largest of the Tennessee Coal and Iron mine operations. 
 The Muscoda facilities supplied iron ore and limestone to the TCI Open-Hearth furnaces located at the Ensley Furnaces Works until 1961. 

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  Muscoda Bath House 
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  Muscoda No. 4 Mine Shaft Entrance - 1888 
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  Muscoda Basement
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 13. Photo Credit: Eli JosephMuscoda Face Opening 
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  Muscoda Brick Smokestack 
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  Muscoda #4 Engine House  
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  Dreamgirl Packaging 
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25 comments:

  1. Nice. I was wondering if you got shots in that tunnel

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  2. I remember the crushers gunning and the steam whistle abd the miners walking to work with there lunch buckets .

    i also remember when the crushers quit and the steam whistle stopped

    my dad said that times would get hard and they did

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  3. Hey do you think those places are Haunted? they sure do look like it....

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    1. Muscoda Alabama right next to Richards and Sons.

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  5. My grandfather Tyler Hooper worked in thosr old mines, who is now deceased. It has done me a lot of good to see those photos.

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    1. I would love to talk to you about your grandfathers history please

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  6. My grandfather Carson Riley worked there. I still live in the house he purchased from the company on Muscoda Hill. Thank you so much for these shots

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    1. I am an owner I would like to talk about your family history on my property thank you sincerely Cody

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  8. My grandmother used to speak of living at Number 4 Raimund. I assume this was Muscoda. Bessemer Hall of History says there was no Number 4 Raimund.
    Any photos of the old Hopewell School?

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  9. How frequently do you find squatters, or signs thereof, in these abandoned places? Just curious, not looking to get anyone in trouble.

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  10. I was under the assumption that the whole McBride family owned the mines not just one person

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