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The backside of the Redstone Coke Ovens

The Redstone Coke Ovens were built in 1899 and used to burn impurities out of locally-mined coal to create coking coal. The coking coal was used to make steel, ...
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The Redstone Coke Ovens were built in 1899 and used to burn impurities out of locally-mined coal to create coking coal. The coking coal was used to make steel, much of which was used to build railroads. Of the 249 ovens built in here, 90 still remain. They line a 600-foot stretch of Highway 133 near Redstone, Colorado.
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