This mine owned by US steel, opened in 1917 and closed in 1963. Thousands of men from more than 30 countries came to Benham to work in the mine and lived in Benham with their families. Port 31 is about five minutes drive from the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. This mine is now a tour mine. The tour inside the mine on a rail road cart takes about 40 minutes. On different stations in the mine you learn about the miners work, concerns and mining technology over time since the opening to the time the mine was closed. It is a good place to visit and learn about coal mining technology and how it progressed with time, life and daily toil of mine workers who migrated from all over the globe to work in the mines. The tour inside port 31 is informative and reflective, pay a visit to this place.
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