Dawson is a ghost town in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States and was the site of two separate coal mining disasters in 1913 and 1923. Dawson is located about 17 miles northeast of Cimarron, New Mexico. Dawson was a coal mining company town founded in 1901 when rancher John Barkley Dawson sold his coal-rich land in northern New Mexico to the Dawson Fuel Company
The jail built in 1912 is one of approx. dozen structures remaining in the ghost town of Ludlow, Co (located 12 miles northwest of Trinidad, Co). The town has been abandoned since April 1914 when the Colorado National Guard & Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards attacked the tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families. The site of the Ludlow Massacre has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
The Centralia mine fire is a coal seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States since at least May 27, 1962. There are several theories as to how it started.
Alberta Coal Branch Alberta’s historic Coal Branch is a rail line in the west-central part of the province, bordering Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies. It was built by the Canadian National Railway in the early 20th century to service the growing number of coal mining operations, which were constructed to support the ever increasing need for locomotive fuel.