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In the 1820s, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern

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In the 1820’s, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern Pennsylvania, and when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was exported to the nation’s growing mills, forges, factories, and railways.

A: when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was

B: once canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal having been

C: with canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there had been substantial supplies of coal

D: canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, with substantial supplies of coal being

E: as canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, substantial supplies of coal were

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Need a simple past verb to complete the second sentence.
All others do not complete the sentence well.
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Can you just confirm whether the use of 'was' is correct in answer choice A

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