Somerset, Pennsylvania: Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial

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Address:
151 Haupt Rd, Somerset, PA
Directions:
I-70/76 to Somerset Exit 110 - toward US 219 Somerset - Johnstown. Turn onto PA-601 North for 3.6 miles. PA-601 becomes PA-985. The memorial site is 3/4 of a mile up on the left.
Hours:
Rescue Site Daily 8 am - 8 pm. Ed. Center Apr 1 - Nov 1, T-Sa 11 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
814-445-4876
Admission:
Donation.
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Quecreek Mine Rescue.

Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial

A miner miracle on July 28, 2002, lifting the nation's post-9/11 spirits. Indoor exhibits feature the rescue capsule that saved everyone. Outdoor statue and rescue shaft cap.

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Fire Hall Too Feeble for Mine Rescue Move

Plans to move the Sipesville Fire Hall to the Quecreek Rescue Memorial site have been cancelled. As we reported in our visit story, the folks at Quecreek were hoping to transport the original firehall to the rescue site, since the building was a critical information and assembly hub for families during the mine flood crisis.

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[08/22/2006] Complete News Story

Quecreek Miner statue

The rescued and the rescuers are remembered with the Quecreek Miner statue. A new monument was unveiled this summer in a memorial park in Somerset, PA, near the site where nine miners were rescued in western Pennsylvania in 2002. The rescue shaft and empty field had been all visitors could gawk at until now.

The long term plan is to complete the Queecreek Miner Memorial with 31 bronze figures recreating the moment when living miners started to emerge from the rescue tunnel. It will be completed by July 2004, 2nd anniversary of the rescue.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 09/16/2003]

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