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Trinidad, Colorado: Canary in a Coal Mine Memorial

Two memorial sculptures on a fenced plaza: coal miners toil, while a giant bronze canary on a perch in a cage chirps ("The air's just great, fellahs!")

Southern Colorado Coal Miners Memorial

Trinidad, CO
Southern Colorado Coal Miners Memorial. West Main St./US Hwy 160 and Convent St.
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The Coal Miner's Canary.

Canary in a Coal Mine Memorial

Canary gets a close up.

[Meg Zorn, 11/07/2019]

Another crisp, well-ventilated day for the Canary in the Coal Mine.

The Coal Miner's Canary.

Canary in a Coal Mine Memorial

Trinidad is a cute little town.

[Nancy Ferguson, 05/06/2018]
Canary in a Coal Mine Memorial

The canary sculpture is larger than life and is a great detour along a neat street in Trinidad. Good teaching moment for the kids!

[Nicole, 12/31/2017]

Caged bird.

Canary in a Coal Mine Memorial

On Main Street there are two coal mining memorials. One is the canary in cage and second is miners at work. Both have plaques.

[Celia Rodgers, 06/03/2015]

"The Coal Miner's Canary" honors the otherwise thankless profession of mine safety canaries; this chirpster is shown alive, not yet dropping off the perch from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Southern Coal Miners Memorial is a bronze sculpture by local art teacher Ben A. Johnson; the base lists the names of hundreds of miners.

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