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Smoky Times?


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 2:47pm

The use of coal has been important to this area's growth. You may know about the power plant complex just down the road. With this area's activity in the power generation business, I thought this 1890 story might put things into some perspective:

"The consumption of coal in Colorado Springs has grown to immense proportions and now reaches over a thousand tons per month. Homes and businesses that heretofore burned wood now find it much cheaper to use coal.

When coal had to be hauled to the city by teams, it cost $4-$6 a ton. The trains now delivers coal for $2.50 a ton. There are a number o...

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