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Perry County had big role in state’s early coal history

Andrea Neal

Guest Columnist

 

Coal is to Indiana what oil is to Texas. Since the mid 1800s, it’s been the fuel that powers the Hoosier economy. 

“We get 85 percent of our energy from coal,” explained Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens. “That’s huge because Indiana is the No. 1 manufacturing state in the nation.”    

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