AAA Editor Notes
Western Mining and Railroad Museum is at 294 S. Main St. in the historic district. The museum depicts area railroad and mining operation history. Exhibits include 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 hosts rotating art exhibitions and boasts one of the largest collections of WPA artwork from the Great Depression era. 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.