Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Oswalt ...
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 stories told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Oswalt, 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 Oswalt:
Mention of Oswalt 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 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