“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Aladdin, Wyoming Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
Adit Entrance Marker
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Adit Entrance
The adit, a horizontal entrance (located north of you), was extended into the sandstone cliff face with cut native sandstone blocks. The blocks were capped with large log beams spanned with small diameter ponderosa pine decking and then cover with . . . — Map (db m98066) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Aladdin Tipple History
The Aladdin Tipple in Crook County, Wyoming, was constructed as part of the Aladdin coal mining operations. In 1898, an 18-mile-long short line known as the Wyoming and Missouri River Railroad was built to connect coal mines near Aladdin with the . . . — Map (db m34833) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Bioremediation
The gray substance that you see surrounding the tipple, and upon which this sign is located, is coal waste known as "coal slack". Coal slack provides a unique site for land surface healing by natural life processes (bioremediation). Interaction of . . . — Map (db m98092) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Coal ProductionThe Coal Miner
Coal Production The Aladdin Coal Mine began operation in 1898. One of the earliest descriptions of the coal operations at Aladdin is provided by this 1899 Wyoming Coal Mine Inspector report: Aladdin No. 1 - This mine is situated at . . . — Map (db m98065) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Custer's 1874 Expedition
During the summer of 1874, General George Armstrong Custer led the first official government expedition to the Black Hills, which the Sioux Indians claimed as their territory. Although the United States Government officially sent this expedition of . . . — Map (db m34586) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — 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 . . . — Map (db m98061) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — The Hoist House
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 . . . — Map (db m98091) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Tipple Operation
The structure before you is one of the last historic wooden coal tipples left in the west. The wooden tipple structure is an example of mine engineering technology used in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This type of structure is no longer used in . . . — Map (db m98064) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Tipple Stabilazation (sic)
The tilt of the tipple shown in the photos was the result of time and the elements. The degree of tilt and the fact that this structure did not completely collapse is remarkable. The corrosive nature of the coal slack waste piles caused the buried . . . — Map (db m98063) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Vore Buffalo Jump
Plains Indians depended upon buffalo for many of their material needs - food, shelter, clothing, tools, fuel, ceremonial objects, even toys. Prior to acquiring horses in the 18th century, hunting individual animals on foot with bows and arrows was . . . — Map (db m45545) HM

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