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Coal Mines Locations in Saginaw Valley of Michigan. (1899)

The first coal mine in Michigan was at Jackson in 1835, however, with plenty of wood available, it wasn't until the 1860s that mining for coal got serious, and by the 1880s coal became an important source of fuel, primarily replacing wood used to heat steam engines that dominated most industrial applications. The largest deposits of coal were located in the Saginaw Valley with the counties of Bay and Saginaw having the largest number of productive mines.
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