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Oil, Gas, & Coal Mining

NOTICE: We are currently in the process of restructuring the “Wheeling History” section of our website. Much of the information previously available can still be accessed by using the search function at the top of the page. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience. Please check back regularly for updates.

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  ▶ Oil Refining in Wheeling in 1886 (Intelligencer article)


 ▶ Natural Gas In Wheeling in 1886 (Intelligencer article)
 ▶ Wheeling's Gas Fuel in 1886 (Intelligencer article)
 ▶ Natural Gas in the Home, 1886 (Intelligencer article)
 ▶ Labor Market, Natural Gas, 1886 (Intelligencer article)
 ▶ Wheeling, "As Others See Us" in 1886  (Intelligencer article)

Coal Mining:

 ▶ Description of Coal in Ohio Valley, 1814 
 ▶ Wheeling Steel's Benwood Mine
     ▶ Benwood Mine Disaster, April 28th, 1924

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