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By Bob Campione

Coal within the usa was once came across within the 18th century via landowners and farmers at the slopes of the hillsides within the Appalachian zone. It used to be no longer till the overdue nineteenth century that this black rock might develop into part of an business revolution. one of many first mines to commercially produce coal used to be in Fairmont, West Virginia, and started the Consolidated Coal company. On November 20, 1968, the Farmington No. nine mine explosion replaced the process safeguard 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 subsequent day.

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