PETROS, TENNESSEE
BIG BRUSHY COAL & COKE CO.

 

Here is the photo of my grandfather FLOYD K. MITCHELL  (1883 - 1976) 
far right and friends, apparently inside a mine at Big Brushy.  My grandfather lived in Harriman for a short time around 1900 with his father and siblings.  His father Henry Howard Mitchell worked in the  Coke ovens for some years in Marion County so maybe he was employed there as it's not that far away or maybe they were just visiting.  
My grandfather was 17 years old in 1900. 
There are names written on the back of this photo but they are not ledgible.



 NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS MINE AND WHERE IT WAS LOCATED
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The names on the back of this photo refer to the numbers:

1. Floyd Mitchell
2. Mining Engineer
3. Assist Mining Engineer
4. Machinist
5.  Roy Mitchell (my grandfather's brother)
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CROPPED SECTIONS OF THE ABOVE PHOTO


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WHO ARE WE? AND WHERE WAS THIS MINE LOCATED?
 

Photos and info courtesy of Kathleen Brown, granddaughter of Floyd Mitchell


 


PETROS, TENNESSEE
Showing a mine opening in the distance, date unknown
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Courtesy of Roane County Heritage Commission
Store of Big Brushy Coal and Coke Company
Petros, Tennessee
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Courtesy of Roane County Heritage Commission
PETROS, TENNESSEE
Street and Mountain from Big Brushy Store
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Courtesy of Roane County Heritage Commission
Big Brushy Company Tipple and Power-House
Petros, Tennessee
Courtesy of Roane County Heritage Commission


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