Cannel Coal

Description
This piece of cannel coal came from the Cedar Grove Coal seam in Logan County, West Virginia. Coal powered early industrial America—first used to fire steam engines and make steel, later to generate electricity and manufacture chemicals. In 1900 almost 2% of Americans were employed as coal miners.
Object Name
coal
Object Type
coal
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 11 in x 10 1/2 in; 24.765 cm x 27.94 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8009
catalog number
MHI-MN-8009
accession number
236948
subject
Work
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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