Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial, Whitesville

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The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial opened on Friday, July 27th, 2012.

It consists of three distinct areas. The focal point being a 48' long granite monument to the 29 UBB Miners killed during the explosion. The second aspect of the memorial is a First Responders Tribute- a bronze sculpture created by West Virginia artist Ross Straight. The last portion of the memorial is an interpretive signage area that explains how and why the explosion occurred, a timeline of events and details four historical coal disasters in West Virginia.
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  • Beautiful memorial dedicated to the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives on 4/5/10, but also really to all miners who have been lost. If you have any interest in the history of coal mining or....  more
    Beautiful memorial dedicated to the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives on 4/5/10, but also really to all miners who have been lost. If you have any interest in the history of coal mining or....  more »
  • The memorial is beautiful and touching to see. Definately a good place to pay respects or to just think about how much the locals have given so the rest of the country could have power. 
    The memorial is beautiful and touching to see. Definately a good place to pay respects or to just think about how much the locals have given so the rest of the country could have power.  more »
  • The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is dedicated to Twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010, to the first responders and mine... 
    The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is dedicated to Twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010, to the first responders and mine...  more »
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