How Did Jacob Harpenau Remove The Christmas Mine?

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Toward the end of 1948, the Harpenau’s realized that the new technology was advancing past their old mining practices; the crew began to remove the equipment and track from the Christmas Mine. The once believed, “safe mine,” now shows signs of just the opposite. One story that proves the mine unsafe was that a wooden pole propped gently against the ceiling one day wouldn’t budge just days later. On the calm morning of December 16, 1948, the 12 employees of the Christmas Coal mine, continued to remove the expensive metal track along with the last layer of coal. Jacob Harpenau, in charge of the Christmas Mine, had a reputation that is one to look up to. He was known to never send anyone to do a job that he wouldn’t do. He held true to his reputation
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