Inland Steel Company

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Steel Company founded in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois; Inland Steel operated a fleet of bulk freighters for ore transport on the Great Lakes.

From the description of Records 1978-1981. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 588915836

Wheelwright, located in eastern Kentucky's Floyd County, is a town created by the coal industry. Initially developed as a coal camp by Elk Horn Coal Corporation, Wheelwright began to take shape in 1911. It was incorporated in 1917 and named after the president of Consolidation Coal Company, Jere Hungerford Wheelwright; Elk Horn leased its properties from Consolidation.

In l930, Inland Steel purchased the Wheelwright coal camp because the nearby seams were rich with metallurgical coal. The company immediately began development of its captive mines and town and retained E.R. "Jack" Price as manager of coal properties. Price believed, like other welfare capitalists, that it was a good investment to be interested in community welfare and improvement as well as mine safety and efficiency. Under Price's direction, Inland modernized Wheelwright's coal operations and properties. In fact, many referred to Wheelwright as "the town that Jack built." Indeed, Wheelwright grew and prospered, boasting such services as a hotel, library, hospital, golf course, movie theatre, bowling alley and department store. By the mid 60s, however, conditions were deteriorating in Wheelwright--some believe because many of the long-time company men, like Price, retired in the 50s. But the decline was probably due more to the changing coal business, especially in metallurgical markets, and the fact that Inland no longer considered Wheelwright a good investment.

Inland Steel sold the "model" town and its mines in January l966 to Island Creek Coal. Within eleven months Island Creek, keeping the mines, sold the town properties to Mountain Investment Company. Gordon Brown, president of the company planned on renting and selling the houses to residents. Brown's unwillingness to even maintain much less improve the buildings and grounds further added to Wheelwright's physical decline. He also refused to cooperate with Wheelwright's governing Board of Trustees. The cohesiveness of Wheelwright, as a community, was severely tested during those years. In addition, by the early l970s Island Creek shut down its mining operations, leaving Wheelwright with a severe employment crisis.

From the description of Wheelwright Collection, 1916-1979. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62365196

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creatorOf Inland Steel Company. Records 1978-1981. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Theodore R. Sills, Inc. Advertising programs, 1947-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf A.& P. Roberts & Co. Trade catalogs of building materials, 1892-1942. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
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creatorOf Inland Steel Company. Wheelwright Collection, 1916-1979. University of Kentucky Libraries
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associatedWith Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- person
associatedWith American Iron and Steel Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith American Iron and Steel Institute. Public Relations Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Caples, William Goff. person
associatedWith Caples, William Goff, 1909- person
associatedWith Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977. person
associatedWith Crampton, Guy E. (Guy Edwin), 1913-1978 person
associatedWith Deitrick, William Henley, 1895-1974 person
associatedWith E.J. Longyear Company (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Greene, Arthur M. (Arthur Maurice), 1872-1953. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith INRYCO, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Island Creek Coal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, Edmund Morris, 1878-1966 person
associatedWith Mountain Investment Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. person
associatedWith Price, E.R. (Jack). person
associatedWith Randall, Clarence B. person
associatedWith Soo Hardware Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Steel Industry Wage Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Steel Workers Organizing Committee (U.S.). Inland Lodge 1010 (East Chicago, Ind.). Grievance Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Tenenbaum, Michael, 1914- person
associatedWith Theodore R. Sills, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Board of Inquiry on the 1959 Labor Dispute in the Steel Industry. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) corporateBody
correspondedWith United Steelworkers of America. District 30 (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith United Steelworkers of America. Local 1010 (East Chicago, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Industrial Relations Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wheelwright, Jere Hungerford. person
associatedWith Wilmington Trust Company. Trust Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kentucky--Wheelwright
Appalachian Region
Kentucky
Illinois
Great Lakes (North America)
Wheelwright (Ky.)
Floyd County (Ky.)
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Ore carriers
Shipping
Steel industry and trade
Logbooks
Company towns
Community development
Coal miners--Housing
Coal mines and mining History
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