Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

Came across this remarkable art in honour of dead miners.

The Mammoth Miners Memorial honors 55 miners who lost their lives over the years in the San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger mines. Along with a statue of a hard-rock miner and ore buckets, the memorial features a sculpture of life-size metal skeletons holding mining equipment.The sculpture is the work of artist Jerry Parra.

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2 responses to “Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

  1. That is amazing. I grew up in Kearny, a town built for the workers of the Ray mine. I’ve been very close to people who have worked in and gotten hurt in the San Manuel mine. I never knew about these statues. They’re very touching. Thanks for posting.

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