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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Last Coal Miner

Robert Peloli - Wilkeson, WA
by Tim Nyhus November 2010

The year was 1943 and Robert Peloli was 20 years old when a photo was taken of him riding on a coal cart outside the entrance to the Skookum Slope Mine in
Wilkeson, WA.  He recalls a man with camera being there on the day the photo was taken outside the mine.  In many ways this photo would come to symbolize the mining era of Wilkeson.  He is affectionately and factually known as the last living coal miner living in Wilkeson.


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