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Reverent and Respectful Memorial

The setting of the Memorial is visually stunning. Very thoughtful to provide personal information... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
_wharmon3
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Dayton, Ohio
Humbling!

This memorial was put in place to honor one of the worst Coal Mining disasters in the United States.

Reviewed January 22, 2018
amuncy
,
Hyden, Kentucky
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4 Apr 2018
“Reverent and Respectful Memorial”
22 Jan 2018
“Humbling!”
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Hurrican Creek Road, Hyden, KY 41749
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The setting of the Memorial is visually stunning. Very thoughtful to provide personal information about each victim. A sobering experience, but I also found a worshipful atmosphere. The creators are to be commended for such worthy honor displayed. Indeed a remote location, two miles off...More

Thank _wharmon3
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This memorial was put in place to honor one of the worst Coal Mining disasters in the United States.

Thank amuncy
Reviewed May 31, 2016

This site has information, displays, the names of the miners killed in the explosion. It is at site of the mine; the landscaping is really beautiful.

Thank EmmausDan
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visited this memorial while researching our family roots in the area. Although we did not have family that worked at this location at the time of the disaster, our father and grandfather were coal miners in the area. I felt compelled...More

Thank Kelly1125
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had a dear friend killed here and this memorial sure tugged at my heart strings. I really don't know how to describe how I felt at the site! As we were walking into the memorial looking at all the hard hats and names of...More

1  Thank mkm49
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very somber place! The Hurricane Creek mine disaster occurred on December 30, 1970, shortly after noon, and resulted in the deaths of 38 men.

Thank Dan G
Reviewed July 5, 2014

This memorial was certainly off the beaten path, but that isolation only made it all the more powerful. Even though I know little about the miners who lost their lives in that fateful explosion, the effort that was put into crafting the sculptures really brought...More

2  Thank Keifer W
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This site was not easy to find as it was set a ways off the central business district of Hyden. When we did find it, it was worth it and we immediately understood why it was located where it was. It is off Hurricane Creek...More

1  Thank Vincent T
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Quite a ways off of the beaten path up Hurricane Road in front of the old Hurricane mine is the memorial to the miners who lost their lives in the Hurricane Creek Mine explosion. When we pulled into the parking lot, we saw the arbor...More

2  Thank TaylorSabo
Reviewed June 15, 2014

I felt very sad when I was here. Many of those who were gone were in the same family. Visiting this place reminded me of the movie October Sky.

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