THE MINER'S MEMORIAL SHELTER

The Miner's Memorial shelter is located on the Carl Hall grounds of the park, midway between the Sentinel Shelter to the south and the Gragg Street entrance to the north. This picnic shelter offers two grills access to water and restroom facilities.

 

March 25, 1949, an explosion rumbled through the Number Nine Mine southwest of Centralia, claiming the lives of one hundred and eleven miners.  The community wanted to create a monument in the memory of all those who lost their lives.  A stone picnic shelter in the newly formed Centralia Foundation Parks system, soon became that monument. Memorials to these miners were used to construct this shelter, so aptly named The Miner's Memorial. A bronze plaque on the north side of the shelter contains the names of every man who lost their life in the mine disaster.

 

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Outdoor grill

Outdoor grill

To the south of the Miner's Memorial Shelter is an outdoor grill.

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Miner's Memorial Shelter

Newspaper article

Newspaper article

Newspaper clipping from the Centralia Sentinel regarding the Miner's Memorial dedication. circa 1960

Newspaper article

Newspaper article

Clipping from the Sentinel Newspaper regarding the dedication of the Miner's Memorial Shelter. circa 1960

Miner's Memorial design

Miner's Memorial design

Original plans for the stone shelter drawn by Paul Stover.

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