Toluca in Marshall County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Toluca Coal Mine
The mine attracted hundreds of immigrants, especially Italians. Toluca boomed until the mine closed in 1924, unable to compete with mines that produced coal at greater efficiency. These two slag heaps, "The Jumbos," are memorials to the region's coal industry and its workers.
Erected 2001 by Illinoi History Club of Lexington High School and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 59.973′ N, 89° 8.052′ W. Marker is in Toluca, Illinois, in Marshall County. Marker is on Bennington Street half a mile west of Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toluca IL 61369, United States of America.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Cindi Knox of Joliet, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Cindi Knox of Joliet, Illinois. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.