1926: A group of Old Timers - Union Pacific Coal Company Officials
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
A Group of Old Timers
The above picture shows five men who served as Union Pacific Coal Company officials, all of whom are now deceased. In the doorway is Morgan Grifiths, for many years he was General Foreman of all the Union Pacific Coal Company properties, a man that rose from the ranks and at the time of his death was considered an authority on mining and geology; few men were better informed on the geology of southern Wyoming the he.
Next to him is "Sandy" Briggs who was Superintendent of the Spring Valley Mines, and Superintendent at Carbon, then later Hanna. "Sandy" was a bluff and genial Scotchman who had a host of friends around the mines.
Seated is Al Dodds, next to him James Knox and on the extreme left John Tate, all Gas Watchmen at the Spring Valley Mine, where this picture was taken.
The Spring Valley mine closed during 1905. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, January 1926)