Big Motor


Two McIntyre miners pose for the camera in their vehicle which the miners called the "big motor." The photo is from the 1920s. In June, 1929, the Coal Company cut the base wage of miners to $5 a day. 

Indiana county statistics for coal production follows by year and tonnage: 

1917 12,053,766
1918 12,743,190
1919 8,526,404
1920 11,414,048
1921 6,357,971
1922 7,620,831
1923 10,475,299
1924 7,042,584
1925 8,308,679
1926 10,331,805
1927 9,414,644
1928 8,481,267
1929 8,217,870




Photo: courtesy Ed Setlock family collection.

Clarence D. Stephenson, Indiana County, 175th Anniversary History,  vol. 2  
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: Halldin Publishing, Company, 1989), 472, 465.         

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