Gordon program to look at story of Thurber coal industry

Fueling Texas

Tarleton State University

Monday, January 6, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The coal hard facts of life in Thurber is the subject of a free afternoon program at the W.K. Gordon Center in Thurber at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

“Fueling Texas: Thurber’s Role in the Texas Coal Industry” will be presented by Dr. Richard Finkleman, a research professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and an adjunct professor at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing.

Finkleman will tell the story of Thurber’s main industry of coal and explore the past, present and future of coal in Texas. Finkelman retired in 2005 after 32 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is an internationally recognized scientist widely known for his work on coal chemistry and as a leader of the emerging field of medical geology.

The museum is open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular admission prices are $4 for adults, $2 for children and free for children under the age of 5. There is no admission charge for Tarleton State University staff, students and faculty. For more information, contact the museum at 254-968-1886 or visit the website, www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter.

The W.K. Gordon Center, a museum and research facility of Tarleton State University is located at Exit 367 on Interstate 20 in Thurber, between Fort Worth and Abilene.


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