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 Post subject: No. 9 Mine Recognition of Coal Miners Day
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:33 pm 
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(LANSFORD) The No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum is joining in the statewide recognition and celebration of ‘Coal Miner’s Day’ on December 19 by offering free admission to their mining museum from Wednesday December 19 through Sunday December 23 from 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM each day. The No. 9 Mining Museum is located at 9 Dock Street in Lansford, Pennsylvania.

Although the coal mine tours will not be open at this time of year, the museum is well worth a visit to see the thousands of relics from the heyday of coal mining in the region. The museum includes the regions largest collection of mining tools and artifacts, amazing photographs, handmade models, coal art, fossils, and much more. The museum is housed in a large, 1920’s era, miners wash shanty originally belonging to the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company.

Through House Resolution 410, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives designated December 19, 2007 as the first ever ‘Coal Miner’s Day’ in Pennsylvania in appreciation, honor, and remembrance of the accomplishments and sacrifices of coal miners in the Commonwealth. Since 1870 when record keeping began, 51,509 coal miners died on the job across the state, the vast majority being in the anthracite coal mines of northeastern, Pennsylvania. With this statewide designation, the General Assembly recognizes the significance of coal mining to the history and vitality of the Commonwealth and its economy. Coal miners who have perished on Pennsylvania coal mines should not be forgotten. “We are thankful to our local State Representatives, Keith McCall and Dave Argall for supporting this day of recognition for coal miners across the stateâ€

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