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Texas Takes its Lumps: The Coal Industry

Texas takes its Lumps in the Coal Industry L50

In this 50th Lesson in Texas History, you will learn the size and scope of the Texas coal industry when compared to other states, discover the importance of Thurber, Texas, and why the coal industry is still alive and well today in Texas.

Learning Objectives for Lesson 50

  • Identify types of coal and dominant types in Texas
  • Identify rise and fall of coal industry in Texas
  • Compare Texas oil industry to rest of the US
  • Learn the importance of the town of Thurber, Texas
  • Identify reasons for re-insurgence of Texas coal industry
  • Learn about the location and status of modern Texas coal

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