The Peabody Coal Company filed for bankruptcy last week. Peabody Coal built what ultimately became one of the largest underground mines in the free world, Peabody Mine #10, between Kincaid and Pawnee on the Christian-Sangamon County Line. Executive Director of the Christian County Coal Mine Museum Chuck Martin recently told Regional Radio News a little bit about the history of that mine.
The mine was one of the first “mine to mouth” coal mines. Martin explained what that meant.
For more information on Peabody Mine #10, Martin urged everyone to visit the Christian County Coal Mine Museum located at 118 S. Main St in Taylorville.