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Date Range
1941
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20001038007
Physical Description
19 cm x 37.5 cm Paper, blackline on white background Pieced together with tape
Scope and Content
Scale: 1 inch = 200 feet Copy of a map that shows the extent of underground workings of the Federal Coal Mine, registration number 54, located in Sections 35 and 36, Township 8, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian.
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1941
Creator
William Meldrum
Physical Description
19 cm x 37.5 cm Paper, blackline on white background Pieced together with tape
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
This was the first commercial coal mine in what would become Alberta, opened by Nicholas Sheran in 1874. The mine was known by a variety of names in the 65 years of its operation: Sheran, Federal, Pioneer, Ashcroft, Grace, Donaldson, Cadillac / Donaldson, Hamilton, and Lethbridge Collieries. The most popular name was, however, the Federal Mine. Coal production from this mine totalled 481,975 metric tonnes from 1902 to 1941. Production figures were not recorded prior to 1902. Over the years the mine was operated by 19 owners or lesees. It was formally abandoned on 15 September 1941. Source: Johnston, Alex et al. Lethbridge: Its Coal Industry. Lethbridge Historical Society, 1989
Language
English
Scope and Content
Scale: 1 inch = 200 feet Copy of a map that shows the extent of underground workings of the Federal Coal Mine, registration number 54, located in Sections 35 and 36, Township 8, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20001038007
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
20 December 1940
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20001038006
Physical Description
21.6 cm x 31.7 cm Paper, blackline on white background Pieced together with tape
Scope and Content
Scale: 1 inch = 100 feet Copy of a map that shows the extent of underground workings of Mine No. 871 located in Legal Subdivisions 6, 7, 10 and 11, Section 1, Township 9, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian.
Material Type
Map
Date Range
20 December 1940
Creator
William Meldrum
Physical Description
21.6 cm x 31.7 cm Paper, blackline on white background Pieced together with tape
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
This mine was the second of two that shared registration number 871. Formerly known as the Hamilton Mine and Riverside Mine, John Rollingson bought the coal leases in July 1929. In 1933 Rollingson opened a new entry at the location shown on this map. Poor surveying techniques meant that Rollingson inadvertently encroached on coal controlled by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). John Rollingson was able to lease the rights to mine the CPR coal and operated his mine until 20 December 1940, when he formally abandoned it. Source: Johnston, Alex et al. Lethbridge: Its Coal Industry. Lethbridge Historical Society, 1989
Language
English
Scope and Content
Scale: 1 inch = 100 feet Copy of a map that shows the extent of underground workings of Mine No. 871 located in Legal Subdivisions 6, 7, 10 and 11, Section 1, Township 9, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20001038006
Collection
Archive
Less detail