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Pottsville, industrial city (1990 pop. 16,603), seat of Schuylkill co., E Pa., on the Schuylkill River; inc. 1847. Once an anthracite coal mining center, it manufactures plastic products, processed foods, transportation equipment, filters, apparel, beverages, and steel products, and is a distribution center. Pottsville was a rallying place for the Molly Maguires, who were tried there in 1877.

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