Near Aladdin in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Later Years of Operation
By 1911 the industrial production of coal at the Aladdin Mine was dwindling. Later coal mining at the site was for domestic coal for heating and cooking. The coal was reportedly "a good coal which burned so hot it made the stove top rattle." The concrete and wood remains (south of your location) are all that remains of a truck scale used to weight coal as it left the mine, The mining for domestic coal stopped in the early 1940's and the mine entrance was blown shut in the late 1940's by an area resident concerned with the potential hazard of an open adit.
The immediate valley at the turn of the century boasted an estimated population of 500 inhabitants. Various coal mine settlements sprang up in the area with names such as Barkertown, Barrett Town and Hat Creek. The area settlements had company-built homes, a school, hotel, boarding house, saloon, barber shop, general store, post-office, drug store and dance hall.
The coal tipple is at the site of old Barkertown. Aladdin is the only coal mine settlement that remains. The population of Aladdin is currently 15 (1992) The Aladdin general store and post office, built in
Erected by Aladdin Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 38.322′ N, 104° 9.786′ W. Marker is near Aladdin, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 24 near Owl Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4079 Highway 24, Aladdin WY 82710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Aladdin Tipple History (within shouting distance of this marker); Adit Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hoist House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bioremediation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aladdin.
More about this marker. The Aladdin Tipple Historical Interpretive Park is located about 1/2 mile east of Aladdin.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 218 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.