Sunday, March 15, 2015

Andy's Angles: Jessup

It's not as ornate as some,but it gets the message across.  Jessup has a miners memorial near the railroad tracks.

I always experience an emotional tug of war when it comes to these things.  It's great that we remember the miners contributions and sacrifices.  But, the mines closed a long time ago, leaving behind a scarred environment.  We still pay the price for that.

It's a fine balance to remember the miners, but remind people outside the area that we are more than a bunch of old coal towns.