Superior in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Working in the Mines
The electric locomotives increased the amount of coal that could be hauled out of a mine in a given time, but they also increased the dangers. Yet, the Superior Mines maintained an excellent safety record throughout their history, winning the coveted "Sentinels of Safety" trophy four times.
The bronze statuette depicts an anxious wife with her child in her arms awaiting the safe return of her husband and father from his day's work. It was awarded each year for outstanding safety work in all bituminous coal mines of
Erected by The People of the Town of South Superior, The Wyoming Department of Environment, Tern Engineering, Western Wyoming Community College, Noel Griffith & Associates, Sweetwater County Commissioners, Linda Tallifero, Larry Calier and Fred Radosovich.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 45.736′ N, 108° 58.083′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 371) near Berta Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Main Street, Superior WY 82945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Development (here, next to this marker); Immigrants (here, next to this marker); Opening the Mines (here, next to this marker); Unions (a few steps from this marker); Prospecting (a few steps from this marker); Superior (a few steps from this marker); Point of Rocks (approx. 10.7 miles away); An Unsolved Mystery (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Miners Union Hall.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.