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History Event (Exhibition Coal Mine)
July 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Join as Becky Park of Charleston will enact U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Colonel Ruby Bradley. Bradley, a Spencer native, was captured and nursed fellow POWs during World War 2. In Korea, she famously led over 500 nurses. At the time of her retirement in 1963, Colonel Bradley was the most decorated woman in American military history. Following this History Alive! The RCHS will dedicate a National Coal Heritage Area Authority marker commemorating the mine’s dinky locomotive. NCHAA is a state economic development and preservation agency headquartered in Oak Hill. The dinky, formerly Winding Fulf Coal Company No. 1, was donated to the city in 1963, and originally displayed at New River Park. The locomotive was extensively refurbished and moved to its present location at the Exhibition Coal Mine entrance in May 2016.