Congressional Edition Volume 3116

Congressional Edition Volume 3116

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1890 to 1,000,047 short tons, a gain of 544,319 short tons or nearly 120 per cent. McDowell county augmented its product 310,914 short tons or more than 32 per cent.; Mercer county added 167,040 short tons to the general increase, a gain of nearly 17 per cent., and Tucker county, 113,356 tons or more than 46 per cent. In order of coal-producing importance West Virginia holds fourth place, being preceded by Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio in the order named. During 1891 many new companies began work, and, while not reaching the stage of production before the close of the year, most of them will be in full operation in 1892, and the product for the present year will doubtless show large increases, and it is not hazardous to predict that within a few years West Virginia will appear as the third, if not the second, coal-producing State in the Union. The following table exhibits the annual output of the State since 1873: Iii the preceding table the figures quoted for the years prior to 1880 are largely estimated, aud are therefore not included in the following statement showing the annual increase for each year: Annual increase in coal product of West Virginia eince 1880. Distributed by counties and by the disposition of the product, the statistics of the output of coal in West Virginia in 1891 are, as follows: Coal product of West Virginia in 1891, by counties. In the following table is shown the tendency of coal production in West Virginia from 1886 to 1801: Coal production in West Virginia from 1SS6 to 1891, by counties. New railroads.--The construction of several new lines of railroads now in progress will act as a potent factor in increasing the output of coal in West Virginia in the near future. The Norfolk and Western extension building...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500059
  • 9781236500052