• […] we stopped in West Virginia for a few days, we did a day trip to the City of Beckley to visit their Exhibition Coal Mine.  There are 3 parts to this site:  underground coal mine tour;  coal mining museum;  recreated […]

  • […] The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is an incredible place to have fun and learn about coal mining. Travel back to a simpler time when the middle-class survived on a couple of dollars per month, and before modern technology took over people’s lives. At the Exhibition Coal Mine we were able to ride through the dark passages of a real (now closed) coal mine and witness the insane conditions. The guides were veteran miners who provided a firsthand account of the daily responsibilities and duties of past and present day miners. It was a humbling experience that made us appreciate modern working conditions. […]

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