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Pittsburg Zinc Company, Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg Zinc Company, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A view of the Pittsburg Zinc Company's smelter operation in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg became an early zinc smelting center because of its proximity to the large coal fields and rich zinc mines in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.


Zinc Furnace in Iola, Kansas

Zinc Furnace in Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelters, Pittsburg, Kansas

Zinc smelters, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: July 15, 1909
This sepia colored photograph shows the zinc smelters of Pittsburg, Kansas. The town of Pittsburg became an early zinc smelting center because of the proximity from the large coal fields and rich zinc mines in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town, when manufactures located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


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