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Mention of Oswalt from 1894

Extracted from:

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 Operator:] DIAGONAL COAL COMPANY

Oswalt, Iowa, operates two mines. No. 3 is located about one mile northwest of Oswalt; is a shaft opening, 85 feet deep. The coal is 6 feet thick, and is worked room and pillar. The mine is equiped with steam hoist and 14 foot fan; 100 men are employed; capacity, 300 tons per day.

John Brannith, Superintendent

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