Jesse Fell was an early political leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre (ˈwɪlksbɛrə or /-bɛri/ is the central city of the Wyoming Valley and County seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania He was the first to successfully burn anthracite coal on an open air grate. Anthracite ( Greek Ανθρακίτης literally "a type of coal" from Anthrax, coal is a hard compact variety of mineral Coal that has a high His method and 'discovery' in 1808 led to the widespread use of coal as the fuel source that helped to foster America's industrial revolution. Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture manufacturing and transportation had a profound effect on the He lived in the Fell House and Tavern until his death. The House stood until the 1980s when Wyoming Valley Health Care demolished it to build an unused parking lot. The bricks used to build the house are now in the house of Wayne Segar in Bear Creek Pennsylvania. However the grate is still in wonderful shape as a treasure of the once successful Valley.
The grate used by Fell is in the possession of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society. The organization was originally named Wyoming Historical and Geological Society and founded on February 11 1858, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first successful burning