I went out in search of something to put on here for the theme, and ended up getting a history lesson. It was very informative, but since my brain is the size of a pea, I had to photograph the explanations, too. So, sit back, get your "reading glasses" and enjoy. My trip took me to the . It opened in 1907 and since it's closing in 1972, it is in bad . A closer look at of gives you a better perspective. I went inside and was totally amazed at the to do the mining. Being illiterate in this field doesn't help. This was in the instead of being made by an outside source. As was this . This had to be loaded and if you couldn't do the job, you didn't HAVE a job. This is a of the original at the mine. This is , which is MO's state mineral. On my way out, I stuck my head in one of the buildings with the broken window panes and . I also saw this and thought I'd post it for all the . This concludes the travelouge for today, boys and girls. I hope you have enjoyed yourselves!