Tribute to Mining Heritage Unveiled in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- A tribute to some of the mining heritage in northeastern Pennsylvania was unveiled Monday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre.

A historical marker for the American Institute of Mining Engineers now stands on South River Street near the Market Street Bridge. It’s at the site of the former Wyoming Valley Hotel.

It was at that hotel 145 year ago on Monday that a group of engineers formed the institute to promote safety, education and technology in mining.

There have been 150,000 members to follow that original group's efforts.

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