This two-story home was built in the coal mining town of Franklin in 1910.

This two-story home was built in the coal mining town of Franklin in 1910.

117 years ago, Franklin was a bustling company town

117 years ago, Franklin was a bustling company town

BD Band – Pacific Coast Coal Co. 1925

BD Band – Pacific Coast Coal Co. 1925

Frank Grens

Frank Grens

Coal miners with donned hats

Coal miners with donned hats

Typical methane detector at the Rogers No. 3 mine in Ravensdale

Typical methane detector at the Rogers No. 3 mine in Ravensdale

Blue Canyon mine near Bellingham

Blue Canyon mine near Bellingham

Bellingham Coal Co. with cars

This image of the Bellingham Coal Company’s mine was taken July 18, 1927 and is part of the Whatcom Museum’s J. Wilbur Sandison Collection, No. 5609.

Birchwood Mine

Last week’s column featured a snow covered entrance to the Bellingham Coal Mine’s Birchwood operation. This week’s photo appeared on the front page of...

Bellingham Coal Company’s mine entrance monument located near the intersection of Northwest Avenue and...

This 1943 photo captures the beauty and serenity of the Bellingham Coal Company’s mine entrance monument located near the intersection of Northwest Avenue and...
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