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add to itinerary Coal Creek Miners Museum

The Coal Creek Miners Museum tells the story of the miners that lived, worked and died in Coal Creek, Fraterville and Briceville Tennessee, it also tells about the historically significant events that changed the mining industry. The story starts in the late 1800s when the “free” miners fought against the convict lease system, a struggle that ultimately ended the system in the southern states. The story goes on to depict how these communities not only survived one mining disaster, but two that killed almost every man in the community along with many young boys.