Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Commandante of the Fort of Sainte Genevieve and The King of Spain made him Don Francois Valle for saving their Fort San Carlos (now St. Louis).
270 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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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.

Click here to blow the locomotive's steam whistle

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How To Visit our Haunted Tunnel and Tunnel Station Cemetery

Bringing Back Our Railroad 2020

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MRBT handcar at the Transportation Museum
Shown: The MR & BT handcar at the St. Louis Transportation Museum, 2933 Barrett Station Road, 63122 MRBT handcar at the Transportation Museum