Miners to discuss work in Missouri lead mines

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 8:06 a.m. CDT; updated 9:19 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PARK HILLS — Retired miners from eastern Missouri's Old Lead Belt region will join mill workers and other lead company workers in discussing life in the mines at a weekend event in Park Hills.

The Park Hills Daily Journal reported that the Missouri Mines State Historic Site is holding an open house on Saturday. The event will feature former mining employees answering questions and describing what it was like to work in the lead mines many years ago.

The open house will include a special collection of miners' lamps, some dating to the late 18th century. Mining artifacts, photographs and other items recently acquired by the historic site will also be on display.


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