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Toluca Coal Mine Park

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Come visit Toluca Coal Mine Park in Toluca, IL

In 1893, the Santa Fe Railroad purchased 11,000 acres here, and authorized the Devlin Coal Company to mine the site. Peak production occurred in 1905, with well over 700 workers extracting 379,000 tons of coal. The mine closed in 1924, leaving behind two massive residual slag heaps.

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