Boundaries: Ranges 5-24 and Townships 4-15
Shows Areas entitled: Blood Indian Reserve, Magrath District, Lethbridge-Coaldale District, Raymond District, Taber District, Ditch Rider Units No. 1-22 (coloured), Watermaster Districts No. 1-5 (outlined in colour)
Shows Location of: Oldman River, Belly River, St. Mary River, Bow River, South Saskatchewan River, Stirling Lake, Tyrrel Lake, Weston Lake, Crow Indian Lake, Yellow Lake, Pakowki Lake, Main Canal, Low Line Canal, High Line Canal, Kipp Coulee, Middle Coulee, Etzikom Coulee, Spring Coulee, Monarch, Raley, Bradshaw, Lethbridge, Welling, Magrath, Coaldale, Wilson, Raymond, Stirling, Tempest, Chin, Cranford, Judson, New Dayton, McNab, Barnwell, Wrentham, Warner, Taber, Fincastle, Conrad, Purple Springs, Skiff, Grassy Lake, Burdett, Legend, Bow Island, Foremost, Nemiscam, Winnifred, Etzikom, Whitla, Stornham, Pakowki, Seven Persons, Redcliff, Fitzgerald, Orion, Manyberries, Medicine Hat, Dunmore
Shows Location of Reservoirs (coloured blue): St. Mary Reservoir, Jensen Reservoir, Ridge Reservoir, Taber Lake Reservoir, Horsefly Lake Reservoir, Fincastle Lake Reservoir, Grassy Lake Reservoir, Rattlesnake Reservoir, Seven Persons Reservoir, Murray Reservoir, Chin Reservoirs
Features: Roads shown in alternating blue and white dashes
Scale: 1 inch = 2 miles
Written on back: DR & WM Units (in red pencil); Exhibit No 1 (in pencil)
32 x 64 - located in lower righthand corner
48.3 cm x 53.3 cm
Paper, blackline on white background
Pieced together with tape
History / Biographical
This mine, known as the Hamilton Mine and the Royal View Coal Mine, produced 140,358 metric tonnes of coal during its years of operation. The mine was opened by George Hamilton on 5 November 1923, and only operated until February 1924, when it was closed. Sold to Bill Koskewich and Steve Pashkiwski, the mine re-opened on 9 September 1924. From that time on, the mine had new owners and operators every two to four years on average. A new shaft was sunk in 1932, and by June 1933 pillars of coal had been drawn from the old workings. In 1936 a fire destroyed the mine's power plant and did considerable other damage as well. On 17 October 1942, water broke through the roof of one of the rooms, and flooded part of the mine. The owners built timber and rock fill dams to contain the flooding, but were not successful. The mine was formally abnadoned on 12 November 1942.
Source: Johnston, Alex et al. Lethbridge: Its Coal Industry. Lethbridge Historical Society, 1989
Scope and Content
Copy of a map that shows the extent of underground workings of coal mine 1109 located in the southeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 9, Range 21, West of the 4th Meridian.