| Quecreek Mine Rescue Site / Somerset Historical Society
Our group visited the QUECREEK MINE RESCUE SITE in Somerset County. This is where 9 miners were trapped underground for over 77 hours after a wall to an abandoned mine was accidentally drilled into and it left 50 million gallons of water rushing into the Quecreek Mine. They were rescued on July 28, 2002 through a small drilled air shaft. There is a really nice park area there as well. We also visited the SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER. They have a large museum with displays that depicts Rural Life from before the Revolutionary War to the Present Times. They also have a genealogy library and lots of research materials. They also have outdoor exhibits including a few old log cabins. We enjoyed lunch at Oakhurst Tea Room.
QUECREEK MINE RESCUE SITE
SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER