Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial, Whitesville

#412 of 472 in Things to do in West Virginia
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 »
  • 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 »
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