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Hot stuff: Michigan's stove industry past

In the 19th century, Detroit became known as the Stove Capital of the World, producing more than 10 percent of all stove sold around the world. Cast iron stoves, burning wood or coal, began to be widely manufactured after the Civil War, and Detroit became the center of the industry in the late 19th century. The woman here uses a Peninsular Stove Co. stove, manufactured in Detroit.

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Hot stuff: Michigan's stove industry past