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By Bob Campione

Coal within the usa used to be chanced on within the 18th century by means of landowners and farmers at the slopes of the hillsides within the Appalachian area. It used to be now not until eventually the overdue nineteenth century that this black rock may turn into part of an commercial revolution. one of many first mines to commercially produce coal was once in Fairmont, West Virginia, and commenced the Consolidated Coal company. On November 20, 1968, the Farmington No. nine mine explosion replaced the process security for destiny mining and the lives of seventy eight households whose sons, husbands, fathers, and household by no means got here again from the cateye shift the following day.

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1968 Farmington Mine Disaster (Images of America)

Coal within the usa used to be chanced on within the 18th century via landowners and farmers at the slopes of the hillsides within the Appalachian zone. It used to be now not until eventually the overdue nineteenth century that this black rock could turn into part of an business revolution. one of many first mines to commercially produce coal used to be in Fairmont, West Virginia, and commenced the Consolidated Coal company.

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