You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in
or create an account
, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.
The edit can be undone.
Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then publish the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
'''Necho Allen''' was a Pennsylvanian who
is sometimes credited with discovering anthracite coal in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1790. His campfire accidentally ignited some of it while he was on a hunting trip.
'''Necho Allen''' was a Pennsylvanian who anthracite coal in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. His campfire accidentally ignited some of it.
There were earler reports of coal in the vicinity. <ref>https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1989-08-17-2703368-story.html</ref>
Anthracite became economically valuable later on because it burns cleaner than bituminous coal. Pennsylvania's large anthracite deposits are close to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York.