Miners Memorial Park in Diamondville, Wyoming.
A nice park right off the main road in Diamondville.
Miners Memorial Park was built totally by donations and volunteer labor. It was established to honor the coal miners, both men and women, of south Lincoln County, past, present, and future, who have created a unique culture in our country, many of them losing their lives in the mines. On display in the park is Diamondville’s only memorial statue. The park was dedicated on June 1, 1990 with Wyoming’s Governor, Mike Sullivan, and the United Mine Workers of America President, Cecil Roberts, cutting the ribbon. The dedication coincided with the 100th year commemorations for both Wyoming and the UMWA.
WHEREAS, in 1868 coal was discovered on the hillside, across the Hams Fork River, from the present site of the Town of Diamondville; and WHEREAS, Diamondville’s name was derived from the quality of the coal mined here, as it seemed to resemble black diamonds and was of a superior grade; and WHEREAS, the Miners Memorial Park was built to honor the coal miners of South Lincoln County; past, present and future; the men and women who created a unique way of life in our country; the many who gave their lives in the mines.
NOW THEREFORE, I, MIKE SULLIVAN, Governor of the State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim June 1, 1990, to be “DEDICATION OF MINERS MEMORIAL PARK” in Diamondville, Wyoming.