Friday, March 6, 2009

Aladdin, Wyoming: Abandoned Coal Mine

Aladdin, Wyoming is about the last town in the state on the road from Hulett to Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Here's a look at its historic site. During the area's boom times about 100 years ago, it was used for coal production. The area has an interpretive sign that reviews the history of the place. It's pretty impressive that the structure is still standing, although it's tough to say how long we'll still be able to say that.

Aladdin's population is listed on the street sign as 15. There is a general store in the center of town, and it has an exhibit on the mining life of days gone by.

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