I stopped to visit the Quecreek mine rescue site as it is close to the Flight 93 Memorial and glad that I did stop.They have the area where the rescue took place is like a little park now to tell the the story of the rescue.I spent about an hour looking around and reading the plaques.
The primary purpose of the trip was Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville and we were aware of the Quecreek Mine rescue site and so we added to the trip. It is a very quiet and serene spot and the story is compelling. We recommend this as a side trip if you are near Somerset Pa.
A short visit is all that is needed. See the actual spot where the miners were trapped, a capsule, small museum. Very easy to find. Friendly people.
I went here on my way to the Flight 93 memorial. We were coming from Pittsburgh along I-76. This isn't too far from the I-76 turnoff at Somerset. The toll from Mount Pleasant to Somerset was $5.05. The area is small but preserved as seen from the pictures. The parking is small and unmarked. I parked on the grass because... 更多
This was great. Bill Arnold's personal story about the mine rescue kept my full attention. If fact, I enjoyed his story so much that I purchased the video.
A really interesting place especially if you understand a little about coal mining. While there we ran into one of the gentleman that actually participated in the rescue by happenstance. He really brought the story of the rescue to life. This event occurred just months after flight 93 crashed on 9/11 just a few minutes down the road. Hats off... 更多
Stopped by to visit this site as I remembered watching the rescue on TV. Was very surprised and pleased to have the owner of the site give a talk about the rescue. Very touching and I would recommend anyone in the area to visit.
It was a small but nice place to visit. I wish it was bigger though and had better parking. The memorial site was good and I enjoyed visiting it.
This site is well worth the time to stop - 1 hour will do. Very compact and the small museum/gift shop is nice. It is a little hard to find and we drove past the entrance on the first go around. If you remember the TV coverage of the accident, it brings it to life. The presentation was interesting coming... 更多