News Release 253

"Fall Rocks" Oct. 20 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site

Volume 39-253 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Come to Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills on Saturday, Oct. 20 for an autumn evening of family fun and education. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks and The Doe Run Co., the event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free to the public.

The entire family will enjoy games and activities relating to mining, mineral resources and recreational safety. Admission to the site’s museum will be free and refreshments will be offered.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site preserves and interprets the important buildings and structural elements of the former St. Joe Mineral Corp.’s largest mine-mill complex. The site’s museum features restored underground mining equipment, a large display of mineral specimens, exhibits on mining history and a short video on lead mining and the milling process.

The site is located on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass in Park Hills. For more information about the event, contact Missouri Mines State Historic Site at 573 431-6226. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.