The coal mines of Montezuma Valley, from Mesa Verde to Mitchell Springs

The coal mines of Montezuma Valley, from Mesa Verde to Mitchell Springs

Sue, Ann and Johnny Wilson photo taken in 1952. The children were given buckets of water to wash the truck of Glenn Wilson. Wilson mined a tunnel that runs parallel to U.S. Highway 160 and stops at current-day Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
A 1939 photo of the road to the mines on the mesa. In the 1930s, the mine was worked by Andy Wilhite, and Verl and Jack Hamilton. The mine produced coal for many years but was closed in the 1940s.
Glenn Wilson’s carbide lamp, which could be attached to a hat.
A carbide lamp attached to a baseball cap.

The coal mines of Montezuma Valley, from Mesa Verde to Mitchell Springs

Sue, Ann and Johnny Wilson photo taken in 1952. The children were given buckets of water to wash the truck of Glenn Wilson. Wilson mined a tunnel that runs parallel to U.S. Highway 160 and stops at current-day Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
A 1939 photo of the road to the mines on the mesa. In the 1930s, the mine was worked by Andy Wilhite, and Verl and Jack Hamilton. The mine produced coal for many years but was closed in the 1940s.
Glenn Wilson’s carbide lamp, which could be attached to a hat.
A carbide lamp attached to a baseball cap.
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