Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle in the French Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. 275 years later the Valle Mining Company's 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and generates
14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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Sponsored by the Lost History Museum and celebrating 274 years since Francois Valle founded Valles Mines in 1749. For details call or text Historian Steve Frazier at 636-551-8705.

Valles Mines Railroad Restoration Coming?

Peckham Brothers Quarry in Rhode Island assisted with plans to restore the 3.5 miles of former Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway right-of-way for local rail commuting service to Tunnel Station from Valles Mines Post Office Station.

Current costs are estimated at $75,000/mi. Investors needed. Bringing in a Budd Rail Diesel Car, although never in use there historically, would be fun. At 10 mph max. speed, it would take 23 minutes to cross the property.