DescriptionA 6-metre (20-ft.) monument topped by a statue of a miner stands on Main Street as a memorial to the hundreds of workers who have died in mishaps since mining began in Springhill in 1872. Despite the great promise manifested in the Number 2 mine, said to be the deepest in Canada, Springhill's mining industry was plagued with a series of tragic accidents that finally prompted the closure of the mines in 1958.
Even after two fires completely devastated its business district, the indomitable town refused to die. Springhill was awarded a gold medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for its courage in the face of disaster. Recovery has followed development of a diversified industrial base.
Things to SeeAnne Murray Centre