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Dec 15, 2021

Company: Texas and Pacific Coal Co. There are fewer than 10 people in Thurber now, but between 1888 and 1921, it was the largest coal-producing town in Texas and had more than 10,000 people working within its limits. However, there's a reason why Texas is better known for oil than coal: When locomotives switched from coal to oil around 1920, coal prices fell and

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