Once a jail, museum honors coal miners

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Once a jail, museum honors coal miners

Carolyn Newman, president of the Huerfano County Historical Society, displays the tools dentists used to treat miners in Huerfano County. The Walsenburg Mining Museum pays tribute to the coal mining era in southern Colorado.
A bronze miner carrying a pale with a pick over his shoulder stands on top of a monument with the names of hundreds of miners. Behind, figures of prisoners peak out windows of the building that was once a jail and is now the Walsenburg Mining Museum.

Once a jail, museum honors coal miners

Carolyn Newman, president of the Huerfano County Historical Society, displays the tools dentists used to treat miners in Huerfano County. The Walsenburg Mining Museum pays tribute to the coal mining era in southern Colorado.
A bronze miner carrying a pale with a pick over his shoulder stands on top of a monument with the names of hundreds of miners. Behind, figures of prisoners peak out windows of the building that was once a jail and is now the Walsenburg Mining Museum.
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