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Page entitled : Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company (TCI)

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History of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company from its beginnings as the Sewanee Mining Co through various mergers until it fell into the hands of John W. Gates and partners

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...  Enoch Ensley became president of the merged company, which had become the South’s largest coal and iron producer. It still had powerful competitors though, notably Henry Fairchild DeBardeleben’s coal and iron company, with its vast mineral deposits and seven blast furnaces. After several years of tough competition during another period of economic contraction, the two companies merged  ...

 

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