Coal And The Appalachian Mountains

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The Appalachian Mountains are known as one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The mountains are about 2, 200 miles long, run through 13 states, and are home to millions of American citizens in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The mountain range was first known for clan fights, moonshine making, and then coal mining. Little did people know that this effect coal had on the mountain was permanent. After the Civil War is when coal was a desperate need to fuel factories and railroads. Heavy equipment and explosives now rule the mountains with no stopping in sight. Nearly 800,000 acres of mountaintops have been ruined and thousands more are on their way to being destroyed. Just like the huge mine

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