Lying within the rich agricultural region of the Lebanon and Schuylkill valleys and near vast fields of anthracite coal and iron ore, Reading possesses unusual business and industrial advantages.
MOLLY MAGUIRES, an Irish American secret society which maintained numerous branches in the anthracite coal regions of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., from 1854 to 1877, and perhaps later.
Tamaqua is in a rich anthracite coal district, and coal-mining is its chief industry..
Two brothers, Abijah and John Smith, originally of Derby, Conn., settled in Plymouth in 1806 and began shipping coal thence in 1808; this was the beginning of the anthracite coal trade in the United States.
In the valley of the Bow river, alongside the Canadian Pacific railway, valuable beds of anthracite coal are worked, and the coal is carried by railway as far east as Winnipeg.
Charcoal, coke or anthracite coal are the fuels generally used in slow combustion heating stoves.
A special work on the Anthracite Coal Industry of the United States, by P. Roberts, was published in 1901.
Its chief industry is the mining of anthracite coal at several collieries in the vicinity; and at Fountain Springs, 1 m.
In 1820 the first cargo of anthracite coal was shipped to Philadelphia.
The first settlement here was made in 1799 and anthracite coal was discovered in 1817.