AAA Editor Notes
Western Mining and Railroad Museum is in the historic district at 294 S. Main St. Exhibits depict area railroad and mining operation history through historical photographs, a video room, 19th-century coal-mining tools, railroad equipment, a hand press used to print payrolls and the wooden steps on which Butch Cassidy robbed the Pleasant Valley Coal Co. in 1897.
The museum also has a large collection of WPA artwork from the Great Depression era and presents rotating art exhibitions. The grounds feature a native plant garden as well as two outdoor display lots showcasing mining equipment and a 1917 railroad caboose.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.