Coal and iron ore brought the early investors into the area and coal is still the primary industry today. The statue recognizes these hardy individuals. The park was originally the site of Kelly Drug Store and the elegant Monte Vista Hotel. Portions of their mosaic tiled entrances can still be seen at this park.

 

Location: Downtown Big Stone Gap

 

Miner's Park

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