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Credit goes to the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation's web page describing the Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail for providing a suggested tour route and information about the area.
This cemetery is smaller and more remote, but it is similar to the Leach Cemetery in the most significant details. A large number of miners were all killed in the accident on December 9, 1911 at the Cross Mountain mine, and many were buried in this cemetery.
The approximate location is shown in this aerial view from Terraserver, and in this map from maps.yahoo.com.
The photo at left shows the traditional pick and shovel mining symbol on the base of the central monument. Unfortunately, it has been damaged.
The photo at right looks down the gravel road through the
Some unique headstones shaped like tree trunks are seen in this photo.
The base of the central monument is engraved with the names of the many miners who died in the tragic accident.
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