Wednesday, July 21, 2010

King Coal Days in Hanna July 30-31

King Coal Days takes place during the last weekend of July in the historic Carbon County mining town of Hanna. For more information, please contact Jerry Leturgey at the Hanna Recreation Center at 307-325-9402.

While in town, visit the Hanna Basin Museum. Located in the old Community Hall building, it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Originally constructed as a saloon in 1890, the hall has served many purposes in the Union Pacific Coal Company Town. Sharing the Front Street site is The Miner’s Cottage, a
restored exemplary Two Town House. The Hanna Basin Museum is an active participant in the Carbon Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Project. The Museum houses the Carbon archive, resources revealing life and death in the first coal camp (1868-1902) along the original line of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The museum is located at 502 Front Street and provides a wonderful historical background for the town of Hanna. You can also pick up information about lesser known area points of interest including the ghost town of Old Carbon at the Hanna museum.