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Catalog Number WF 0011.A,B
Description Bennett Mine was located at Cokedale, east of Sedro-Woolley. [See SKAGIT SETTLERS, TRIALS and TRIUMPHS, p. 38, 42-43, 63] Coal mining industry began in Skagit County in 1874. One of the first mines was discovered by Orlando Graham of Fidalgo Island who teamed up with Amasa Everett and Lafayette Stevens to discover coal vain near Hamilton. [See HISTORY of SKAGIT and SNOHOMISH COUNTY, page 109; the dates in this are incorrect however.] "Skagit Valley is looming up. The latest mineral development in that region is an extensive coal field a few miles upriver where coal can be obtained to an unlimited extent on the surface without going to usual expense of underground tunneling" (12/07/1873 BELLINGHAM BAY MAIL).
Date 1890 c
Photographer EWING, David B.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Industry - Mining
Place - Skagit Valley
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Skagit County, WA
Search Terms mining
Bennet Coal Mine
coal
Cokedale
Object Name Print, Photographic