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Old 12-15-2008, 05:11 PM   #56
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great trip, Ken

I think the stop in monongah, seeing the memorials to the mine disaster, was most interesting part. That and the West Virginia crossiant break. (pepperoni rolls). There is a new bronze bell in the valley at Monogah. It was cast in a region of Italy and sent over by the locals as a memorial to the dead from the mine. Apparently, that particular region and town in Italy is from where a good portion of those miners originated.

It's amazing: i've really never stopped to read what is actually written on these signs. There is some interesting history in this great state of ours. I had no idea what i was going to learn by stopping and reading these, but, i'm sure glad i did.
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