Creator

Date Original

1896

Description

This collection contains one legal brief presenting the legal argument that the Osage Coal and Mining Company is not at fault for the in effectiveness of its employees.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Osage Coal and Mining Company was established in 1872 after the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad reached the locality of McAlester, Oklahoma. It was the first commercial mining companyin Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in both the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations. Coleman Cole, Principa lChief of the Choctaw Nation, tried to stop the Osage Coal company from mining on native land withou tsuccess. Coal mining in Indian Territory was exempt from U.S. Federal Government laws and regulations making mines in Indian Territory some of the most dangerous in the United States. On January 7, 1892the Osage Coal and Mining Company, mine number eleven, in Krebs, Oklahoma set off an explosion that killed a hundred men and injured roughly two hundred more. This disaster is considered one of the worst mining tragedies in the United States during the 19th century.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kansas; Missouri; Oklahoma; Texas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.013.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Osage Coal and Mining Company briefs, SMC.013.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Osage Coal and Mining Company briefs, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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