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Near Aladdin in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Hoist House

 
 
The Hoist House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
1. The Hoist House Marker
Inscription. The hoist house (directly west) is a later addition to the coal mine. An internal combustion engine replaced the beasts of burden who originally hauled the coal from within the depths of the hillside. The hoist house is a simple 2 x 4 framed shed structure clad in salvaged galvanized sheet metal. The hoist is a modified truck chassis and motor and its remains are visible within the hoist house. Using an auto-chassis-mounted engine is a common feature at small mines. The engine probably provided 40 to 50 horsepower, quite powerful at the time of its use. Prior to installation of the hoist house, mules would pull loaded mine cars to the adit entrance. The coal would then be transloaded to the tipple bin. The tipple constructed slightly downhill from the portal, allowed gravity to assist in conveying loaded coal cars from the mine entrance to the coal handling facility. Tramways (small wooden trestles with mine car rails) were constructed and used for transporting coal to the tipple and to the coal waste dump. Remains of the tipple tram are horizontal poles projecting from the north face of the tipple bin.
 
Erected by Aladdin Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 38.34′ N, 104° 9.732′ W. Marker is near Aladdin, Wyoming
The Hoist House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
2. The Hoist House and Marker
, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 24 near Owl Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aladdin WY 82710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adit Entrance (here, next to this marker); Bioremediation (here, next to this marker); Aladdin Tipple History (within shouting distance of this marker); Tipple Stabilazation (sic) (within shouting distance of this marker); Tipple Operation (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Production (within shouting distance of this marker); Later Years of Operation (within shouting distance of this marker); Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aladdin.
 
More about this marker. Aladdin Tipple Historical Interpretive Park is approximately 1/2 mile east of Aladdin.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Aladdin Tipple image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
3. The Aladdin Tipple
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016.
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