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Tram the Memorial

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Category Memorials and monuments, Memorials and monuments
Location
Kohtla-Järve linn, Ida-Virumaa
Coordinates 59.398712, 27.250498
GPS: 59° 23' 55" N, 27° 15' 2" E

It was in 1916 that oil shale was industrially mined for the first time. Done so by a
foreign estate owner. Local postman Juul however new the substance’s burning nature
a long time ago – burning stone being the name for it in Estonian. He had built his family
an oven from these stones and the oven had burned along with the logs.

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