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Old Lead Mining Rail Cars Popping Up in Park Hills

This is one of the old lead mining cars decorated at the Viburnum school

(Park Hills) The history of the Old Lead Belt is being revived in Park Hills with the re-creation of the old iron ore cars that were used on railroad tracks in the lead mines.

Tamara Coleman, the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, says it was a collaborative effort to beautify the downtown area.

Lead mining in the Old Lead Belt produced 17-million tons of ore at a value of 5-billion dollars.

You can see the real iron ore cars at Missouri Mines State Historic Site off Highway 32 in Park Hills.

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