A Guide to the Strawn Coal Mining Company Records, 1901-1906
The Strawn Coal Mining Company operated coalmines in Strawn, Texas, during the early to mid-20th century. After purchasing the town’s Mount Marian coal shaft from the Johnson Brothers in 1903, the company acquired another mine at Lyre in 1914. The two mines produced over one and a half million tons of coal between 1910 and 1920, but when the railroads switched from coal power to diesel, production dropped and by 1946 the Strawn mine closed.
Hunt, William R. "Strawn, TX."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed February 28, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hls79.
The Strawn Coal Mining Company Records, 1901-1906, comprise five letters to the company regarding deliveries of goods and account balances owed by the company to other merchants in Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and St. Louis, Missouri.
This collection is open for research use.
Strawn Coal Mining Company Records, 1901-1906, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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