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The Coal Mining Town of Muchakinock: Its History and People
March 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
“The Coal Mining Town of Muchakinock: Its History and People” will be presented by Doug Wilson at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26 at Blakesburg Christian Church at 202 West South Street. Wilson’s presentation will be about Muchakinock, a late 19th century coal mining town located south of Oskaloosa. In it’s hey day it was Iowa’s largest unincorporated coal mining community. African Americans were brought from Virginia to work in the mines and the town grew and prospered until its coal ran out around 1900. Then houses, buildings and people were moved to the new coal town of Buxton and Muchakinock ceased to exist. Wilson’s powerpoint program will detail the history and people of Muchakinock. Coal mining equipment and tools will be on display.
Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society is sponsoring this free program which is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.