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Insull was named for Samuel Insull, an industrialist who was building the power grid in the midwest. He bought out power genera

Southern Mining Co.

1927-55; 175 Employees

$1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, 5¢, 1¢


Blue Diamond Coal Co.

1927-58; 350 employees

$1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, 5¢, 1¢

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Southern Mining Co.  175,  1927-55

SMC owned four mines in Bell County, in the communities of Blacksnake ( , Colmar, Balkan, and

Te Jay and another just across the Harlan County line at Insull.

The town was named for Samuel Insull

SMC operated the Insull mine from 1927 to 1955. 175

Dondrill says sac had mines at

Belleville IL w/790 employees 1909-13

New Baden IL 400, 09-13

Germantown IL 100 09-13

Uniontown KY  60  1922-23

Blacksnake KY 15,  25-26

Colmar, KY 155 1914-55

BalkanKY 370 1914-55

Te Jay 200 1914-55

Samuel Insull on the cover of Time.

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Nov. 29, 1926

Nov 4, 1929

May 14, 1934

Fordlândia (Brazilian-Portuguese pronunciation: [fɔʁdʒiˈlɐ̃dʒjɐ], Ford-land) is a district and adjacent area of 14,268 square kilometres (5,509 sq mi) in the city of Aveiro, in the Brazilian state of Pará. It is located on the east banks of the Tapajós river roughly 300 kilometres (190 mi) south of the city of Santarém

It was established by American industrialist Henry Ford in the Amazon Rainforest in 1928 as a prefabricated industrial town intended to be inhabited by 10,000 people to secure a source of cultivated rubber for the automobile manufacturing operations of the Ford Motor Company in the United States. Ford had negotiated a deal with the Brazilian government granting him a concession of 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi) of land on the banks of the Rio Tapajós near the city of Santarém, Brazil, in exchange for a 9% share in the profits generated.[2] Ford's project failed, and the city was abandoned in 1934.


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