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Iowa History 101 - The Deep History of Coal Mining in Madrid, Iowa

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Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Register to join Mary Swalla Holmes and Kristin Redenius from the Madrid Historical Museum to explore the deep mining history surrounding Madrid, Iowa. Throughout the presentation, learn about the various jobs and lives of miners and their families in a coal camp, the importance of the Miner’s Union and the process miners took to preserve this valuable history.

The Iowa History 101 webinars share Iowa stories and the history of the state through a cultural history lens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Registration is required for each event and to receive a link to the recorded program.



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