Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Numa ...
We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.
Since the most interesting history are the reminiscences told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost forever.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Numa, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.
If you're interested, we have some Guidelines about the stories that we would like to place here - please see our Story Guidelines.
Our first story about Numa:
Mention of Numa from 1894
The Twenty-Fifth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Vol. 4
Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors
Two Years Ending June 30, 1893
[Mine:] DIAMOND NO. 2
A shaft 140 feet deep, located at
Numa, on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, and
operated by the Diamond Coal Company. A number of improvements have been added to the plant during the
last year. A fan 12 feet in diameter ventilates the mine. Volume of air, 12,000 cubic feet per
minute. Number of men employed, 42.
A. Dargavel, Superintendent