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Farmer Coal Mining Park

Explore the history and culture of farmer-owned mines situated around Bengough including the "Big Muddy" area.

Farmer Coal Mining Park

Explore photos, displays, picnic area, and a replica of a "slope mine"

at the Farmer Coal Mining Park!

The Farmer Coal Mining Park

is located along

Highway 34 in Bengough

and it is separate from the museum.

Photos, maps, stories,

and historical documents

are on display in the museum.

Coal Mine Park Bench
Coal Mine Slope Mine Simulation

Slope Mine Simulation

Enjoy a unique and

educational experience!

Learn about the hardships the early settlers faced and their innovations, such as using “cow chips”

and mining coal for heat.


The outdoor displays

are the perfect place for a

picnic and relaxation.


Enjoy the fresh air and the

beautiful sights of nature

as you walk around the grounds.

Farmer Coal Mining Park Benches
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