MARK TWAIN
SKAGIT COUNTY
August 14, 1895
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BURLINGTON was a stop to take on WATER and COAL.
During the very early days of steam locomotives, "WATER STOPS" were necessary
every 7-10 miles. The average number of miles run per ton of coal was 28.
The cost per ton of coal was $1.88.
A "COALING TOWER" is a facility used to load coal railway steam locomotives.