General Histories of Coleman County, Texas
Oil and Other Natural Resources


COAL

Coleman County - 50 Years Ago.  In a recent issue of the Dallas News appeared the followoing item"Fifty Years Ago," January 31, 1874, from the files of the Galveston News:

"Austin, January 30, 1874 - Col. John Glenn, State Geologist, has returned from a tour of the State, in which he and his party worked over about 2,000 miles of territory.  His observations in regard to minerals show that Texas  has been underestimated, especially in the economical depth.  He displayed a fine specimen of bituminous coal, found in Coleman County." 

(Coleman Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Texas, February 15, 1924.)




 
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