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Description: A film about coal from the 1950s
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Clip #: TFA-381F
Length: 08:23
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
Subject: Mining
Original: 16mm
1950s, snowstorms, coal burning in fireplace Famous Reading Anthracite, diamonds and anthracite compared, volcanos erupting, jungle, giant tree-ferns, spore dust and fallen vegetation amassed in swamps, fast speed plant debris sealed by layers of mud and sand transforming from plant debris to coal, reenactment Necho Allen discovering coal seam, Pennsylvania, “Famous Reading” fields, anthracite deposits, mining, coal near surface mined by steam and electric shovels, pit being dug, underground anthracite mine, miners getting ready to enter mine, mine shaft

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