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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 29, 2007

By Bill Kombol

At the end of World War II, surplus military earth moving equipment began to make its way into the mining industry.

While almost all coal mining prior to this time was done throngh underground methods, the introduction of large earthmovers such as bulldozers and diesel powered shovels allowed coal seams that had an accessible surface outcrop to be mined. (more…)

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