Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years. 274 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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"I Won't Hire a Man Who Has All 10 Fingers!"

Early Railroading in America

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Bringing Back Our Railroad 2023

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Valles Mines Station 100 Years Ago

The former Valles Mines station
The railroad had many names over the centuries, the Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway, the Missouri-Illinois, or the "Mike and Ike" Railroad during WW II.

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How To Visit our Haunted Tunnel and Tunnel Station Cemetery

The MR & BT handcar at the St. Louis Transportation Museum

MRBT handcar at the Transportation Museum St. Louis Transportation Museum at 2933 Barrett Station Road, 63122
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