Drumheller Miners Memorial, Quebec

 
207

Men Lost to a Myriad of Mining Accidents
 

From Concept to Reality

The Miners' Memorial is a commemorative Monument naming all the men killed while working the Drumheller Coalfields. Saturday November 10, a day before the nationwide Armistice ceremonies took place, a new commemorative monument was unveiled in Drumheller’s downtown area.

The memorial is a massive head frame wheel from the old Atlas Coal Mine and is mounted on a black granite base on which are engraved the names of those 207 men lost to a myriad of mining accidents, the most frequent of which was rock falls.

 

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It is a massive steel and granite memorial designed to recognize the unfathomable loss of 207 men in the Drumheller mines throughout its seventy year history from 1911 when the Newcastle Mine opened to 1979 when the Atlas Mine near East Coulee finally closed.

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