This week's Wyoming Wednesday educational session at the Wyoming Information Center focused on one of the roughest, toughest job that helped establish the City of Sheridan.
Sheridan County Museum director, Nathan Doerr, introduced the topic. topic.
Doerr presented maps and era-appropriate mining tools to bring history to life for a crowd that was mostly under the age of 10. He told stories to drive home the harsh reality of life as an underground coal miner in the early days of areas around Sheridan. One story told how mules that went down into the mine stayed there the rest of their lives. If they were brought back up, their eyes couldn't adjust to the light and they would go blind. blind.
If you missed this week's class but want to learn more about the lives of early coal miners, stop by the Sheridan County Museum to see their extensive display of artifacts and historical records.