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'''Necho Allen''' was a Pennsylvanian who discovered anthracite coal in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  His campfire accidentally ignited some of it.
'''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.
 
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.
 
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[[Category: Coal]]
[[Category: Coal]]
[[Category: Pennsylvania]]
[[Category: Pennsylvania]]

Latest revision as of 12:34, 26 November 2021

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.

There were earler reports of coal in the vicinity. [1]

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.

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