New Jersey mining: Rare minerals to set American Museum of Natural History display aglow. American Museum of Natural History will display the biggest fluorescent rock anywhere and it comes from an abandoned mine in North Jersey.
THE EARLY SMALL FIRMS PETO & COMPANY. The English construction firm of Peto, Brassey, Betts & Jackson were what would be today called a construction "consortium" for the purpose of building and equipping large portions of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, which was built in the mid-1850s.
Ossett's Textile Mills. When you look at any old pictures of Ossett, especially those pictures taken from the outskirts of the town, an enduring feature is the sheer number of smoking mill chimneys that punctuate the skyline.
Clay County's swinging bridges are historical pedestrian bridges towering above the rivers and creeks. During floods they were one of the only ways to cross the waterways.
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The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity.
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MINING . This page primarily focuses on metallurgical mining, though many of the terms, processes, and concepts are the same within the non-metallurgical extraction industry.
Bread, beer & yeast The history of bread and cake starts with Neolithic cooks and marches through time according to ingredient availability, advances in technology, economic conditions, socio-cultural influences, legal rights (Medieval guilds), and evolving taste.
34 Chinese gold miners were slaughtered by a gang of outlaws at Deep Creek on the Snake River, at the border between Idaho and Oregon. Some of the horror was captured in a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State in February 1888, by the Chinese Minister, Chang Yen Hoon (Pinyin: Chang Yinheng) .
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FINNISH FOLKLORE AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE GREAT LAKES MINING REGION ORAL HISTORY PROJECT 1972-1978 (Funded in part by the National Endowment For The Humanities)
Information about the railroads and mining at Tintic, Utah.
The 1881 construction season was a bust and the railway's Chief Engineer and General Superintendent were fired at the end of the season after building only 211 km (131 miles) of track.
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896, and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of prospectors.
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