Abandoned Underground Coal Mines can be Very Dangerous,
Due to Collapse, and Mine Gases (Noxious and Flammable).
Extreme Care should be taken around them, due to Falls, Sudden Ground
Collapse, and Bad Air,
and in NO Circumstances should People enter into ANY Mine Openings, or
The Material Contained on my Sites,
is NOT to Encourage Personal Investigation of these Mines,
But only as a Historical Record of these Long Abandoned Mines.
Please View these Mines from a Far, Safe and Legal Distance.
Always Observe Private Property Rights, and Obey ALL Warning Signs.
Taylorton over the years,
a Church, School, Tipple,
Garage, Mine Office, Outdoor Skating
Butcher Shop, Post Office, Store, and
There was about 30 houses
on the Prairie, top of the hill,
and about 35 in the Valley. When it was in it's first
in the valley, called "Coalfields"
The Hamlet was located where
the Souris Valley Mine was,
Which was the Hugh Hassard Mine.
(first mine in the area)
The Hamlet was moved again
to a location near old highway 39.
Map on the Estevan web
site shows this location.
Most of the houses it seems
were painted Green and White.
The residents worked for
The Western Dominion Mines Ltd.
Total population it seems
never exceeded about 300 persons.
There was, and still is,
a Cemetery located on
the edge of the Hill It has been fully restored
and in 1999
was in very good condition.
A huge wrought Iron gateway
has been erected at the entrance.
Not much is left of the entire Hamlet, other than some stone remains
of the store, and the Cemetery.
The whole area of the Hamlet,
is now a Restricted area,
TRESPASSING signs posted by the
present Mine Company
These signs should be respected
for your safety,
as under this whole area,
is old underground mining operations,
and cave-ins are quite prevalent,
and could cause Serious
Injury and/or Death!.
Please view the area through
Binoculars, or Telephoto lens only!
The following are links to other sites
They are NOT mine.
COAL MINER'S STRIKE
NOT MY SITE!
OLD SASKATCHEWAN MAPS
NOT MY SITE!