Connellsville Coke

Connellsville Coke

1886
James S. Devilin
After the Civil War, coal mining and coke production became really popular because of steel production for railroads. Coke is a type of fuel made by burning coal. Most coke ovens were in Pennsylvania and many were owned by Andrew Carnegie as part of his steel company. Coal and coke needed to be shipped to steel manufacturers, and this resulted in more railroad lines.

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