Between 1881 and 1970 more than 100 mines operated along the Edmonton River Valley
The Parkdale Coal Mine operated from 1906 to 1909.
It was Mine no. 0109 on River Lot no. 24 in the Edmonton Settlement.
The underground mine produced 40 tons per day of subbituminous coal.
On Saturday, January 3, 1907 there was a death at the mine. Alexander Robert Craig, an Irishman who was a homesteader from Vermillion, fell down the shaft at Osborne-Horn mine and died of his injuries.
The Craig family was from Ballyboley, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland