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William T. Stackpole's 1887 Coal Fields of Illinois article

This was published in the Feb 11, 1887 Fairbury Blade.  A copy is available for a fee from the Library of Congress.   I obtained a copy and transcribed the article, which is shown below:

You can download a copy using this link.

Once you click on the link and it opens, then click on the 3 dots in the upper RH corner, and you will get an option to download the Word file.