Old fashioned picnic held at No. 9 Mine
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Representing the Southern Confederate Calvary during the No. 9 Mine and Museum's annual Old Fashioned Picnic on their horses, from left, are Beth Jones from Christiana, Carl Popadick from Atglen, and John Moss from Coatesville.
Hundreds of visitors spent part of their Labor Day weekend at the No. 9 Mine and Museum's Old Fashioned Annual Picnic held on Sunday in Lansford.
In addition to the great weather, music, and ethnic foods available, visitors were given the opportunity to travel almost 1,600 feet down the No. 9 Mine, as well as walk through a realistic American Civil War
reenactment camp filled with camp tents, horses, living quarters, cannons, guns, tools, and a dozen Civil War re-enactors dressed head to toe in historic garb.
Every hour, a cannon was fired, as well as a shot or two from a muzzleloader. The re-enactors represented units from the 1st PA Light Artillery Battery E, 43rd Regiment, and the Confederate Calvary and Infantry from the 1st Maryland Co A & B, Stonewall Brigade.
No. 9 Coal Mine Picnic event coordinator Brian Timony said, " We had a good turnout. Food sales were good and visitors enjoyed the mine tours, museum, food, and re-enactors." He also gave appreciation to all the volunteers that help put this event together every year as well as volunteer services provided by DJ Shawn Frederickson and singer Leilani Chesonis.
The No. 9 Mine's next event is their Haunted Halloween Mine Tours which will be held the last two Fridays and Saturdays in October. For more information about the No. 9 Mine and Museum and all their year-round events, go to www.No9Mine.com .