The original photograph (to the left) is from the Saline County Museum in the Coal Mine History Room, Harrisburg Illinois. I would like to thank John O'Dell and the Saline County Historical Society for their generous support and encouragement. Please visit the exhibit in Harrisburg and support the preservation of such important pieces of America's history.

A very special thanks to John Molinarolo of Muddy Illinois, who has preserved the O'Gara #12 Muddy Coal Mine Tipple to this present day.

A percentage of the profit from the sale of this song will go to a coal mine disaster relief fund being established through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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- about rocky alvey -

- muddy coal mine video -

- The tipple still stands in Muddy Illinois -


Muddy Coal Mine was written by Rocky alvey - produced by T.J. Larkin and Rocky Alvey - muddy sunshine music, nashville, tn

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Rocky's album "Blackberry Jam" which includes the Muddy Coal Mine single, can be purchased at the Muddy Sunshine store