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Queuing up to buy coal at cost, 1903, Chicago.
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Queuing up to buy coal at cost, 1903, Chicago.

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Scavenging for coal which would have fallen off rail cars along train tracks near Back of the Yards, 1900, Chicago

Scavenging for coal which would have fallen off rail cars along train tracks near Back of the Yards, 1900, Chicago

Randolph St, 1946, Chicago.
A coal shortage caused vonluntary electricity conservation, hence all the darkened neon signs. The following night, the entire city would go dark…
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Randolph St, 1946, Chicago.

A coal shortage caused vonluntary electricity conservation, hence all the darkened neon signs. The following night, the entire city would go dark…

Chicago Tribune Archives

Delivering coal, 1973, Chicago. John H. White. (National Archives)
Of course, coal was once the primary fuel source for businesses and homes in Chicago. Today, there are only a handful of places that use coal in the city, one of which is a restaurant. Can anyone name it? It’s one of the best, if you ask me…

Delivering coal, 1973, Chicago. John H. White. (National Archives)

Of course, coal was once the primary fuel source for businesses and homes in Chicago. Today, there are only a handful of places that use coal in the city, one of which is a restaurant. Can anyone name it? It’s one of the best, if you ask me…

During the coal strike of 1950, a father is forced to use his daughter’s toy high chair as fuel to warm the home, Chicago.

During the coal strike of 1950, a father is forced to use his daughter’s toy high chair as fuel to warm the home, Chicago.