in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Natural History; Engineering and Technology. 1192 words.
Cist, Jacob (13 March 1782–30 December 1825), anthracite coal pioneer, naturalist, and inventor, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Cist, a journalist and publisher,...