Madrid en Coal Mining In Iowa <p>The last of Iowa’s coal mines shut down in 1994, but in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century, coal mining was the number two industry in the state. Today on Talk of Iowa, we speak with a historian and a coal miner’s daughter about what it was like to work in Iowa’s coal mines, and how these mines shaped communities.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:59:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe 15545 at Coal Mining In Iowa