Coal in Campbell County

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In his Annual Report of the Territorial Geologist to the Governor of Wyoming 1890, Louis D. Ricketts wrote, "The coal of this district has little other use than that of supplying a local market." Years later, nothing could be further from the truth. The United States uses approximately one billion tons of coal a year, with about 390 million tons coming from Campbell County, Wyoming. Since large-scale commercial coal production began in Campbell County in the mid-1970s, most coal companies have changed names, owners, and boundaries several times. To let those changes go unrecorded would be to lose the very beginning of coal in Campbell County.
ISBN: 9781467130172
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of America
Images: 171
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Born in Indiana, Mary Kelley has called Gillette home since 1994. A board member of the Campbell County Historical Society and past board member of the Wyoming State Historical Society, Kelley enjoys life in Gillette, where everyone is either in the energy industry or in a company that serves the industry. Established in 1974, the Campbell County Rockpile Museum serves as the local history center for the residents and visitors of Campbell County, Wyoming. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the artifacts and documents pertaining to the county's history.
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