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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992

Coal Miners, Dominion


Taken in the early years at Dominion No. 1 Colliery. Man second from left was Joe Hall, father of Charlie and Ralph Hall who came here in 1900; the man next to Mr. Hall is reported to be Gilbert Watson who later moved to New Waterford and was shot and seriously injured during the Davis Day Riot at Waterford Lake Power Plant when William Davis was killed. The big man on the extreme right was Big Frank Boutilier from Gardiner Mines, the engine operator. The young man, third from the right was blacksmith Neil Graham, son of Dominion's first Deputy Mayor Dan Graham, and father of Walter Graham who was killed at No. 26 surface railroad on 2 December 1972.

Date: after 1900

Credit: Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University

Reference no.: Leonard Stephenson  Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University  MG 12.197(E): 86-334-16532