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Fairview in Richland County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Mining Lignite Coal

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2020
1. Mining Lignite Coal Marker
Inscription.  ...near Fairview began as early as the 1860's. N.W. of here on the Fairview Hill, the Jennison Mine Mining lignite coal began underground mining in 1913.
Each shift of 30 men could produce up to 125 tons per day, shipping coal as far as Minnesota. Production peaked with 600 rail cars shipped in 1935. This same year power tools such as the air drive were introduced into the mine.
Warren Jennison also built a brick factory and electric generating plant. The power plant supplied electricity locally and south to Sidney. This plant was the beginning of Montana Dakota Utilities.
The Fairview Hill gave it's wealth to produce coal. bricks, and power until mining ceased in 1939.
 
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Location. 47° 51.475′ N, 104° 2.66′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Montana, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Ellery Avenue (State Highway 200) and 2nd Street North, on the right when traveling north on Ellery Avenue. The marker is located in
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2020
2. Mining Lignite Coal Marker
Sharbano Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Ellery Avenue, Fairview MT 59221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cartwright Tunnel (approx. 3˝ miles away in North Dakota); Fairview Lift Bridge (approx. 3˝ miles away in North Dakota); The Montana Eastern Railway Company (approx. 3˝ miles away in North Dakota); Hjalmer Nelson Memorial Bridge (approx. 3˝ miles away in North Dakota); Plants of the Plains (approx. 8.9 miles away in North Dakota); Water Ways and Mean (approx. 8.9 miles away in North Dakota); Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles away in North Dakota); North Dakota Masonic Foundation (approx. 9 miles away in North Dakota).
 
Also see . . .  Lifnite -- Wikipedia. Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft, brown, combustible, sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat. It is considered the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low heat content. It has a carbon content around 25 to 35 percent. It is mined all around the world and is used almost exclusively as a fuel for steam-electric power generation. Lignite is the most harmful coal to human health. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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3. The Coal Mine, Fairview, Montana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 26, 2021