Visited the mine today but didn't have time left to tour more than the "Tipple" which is the last remaining one in North America. It is where the coal coming out of the mine is screened and sorting before being loaded into freight cars for transport. The mine was closed in 1979 and was turned over to a non-profit society as a museum. It is old and exposed to the weather and a lot of the artifacts are wooden so a lot is deteriorating but the society is slowly restoring areas and working hard to improve the history that visitors will see. This was a turbulent time in our history and historic sites like this are important to remember our ancestors history.
Take the time for the entire tour and see the mine shaft and the train ride, it is worth the investment of that time.
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