Background[edit | edit source]
Built to honor the miners of Appalachia in 1952, the modest statue was selected by the Miners Representation Union and the Conglomerate of Appalachian Mining Interests out of hundreds of proposed designs. Despite being tucked away in the wilderness, the monument proved popular enough to expand it with a large parking lot and a fleet of robotic caretakers - which also made it one of the focal points for the anti-automation protests that rocked the region before the Great War.
Layout[edit | edit source]
This location is southeast down the road from a fissure site, meaning that scorchbeasts can sometimes be found flying overhead. There is a large parking lot in the northwest section of the location, with several cars still parked there from pre-War times. Up a set of stairs from the parking lot are some charging stations containing Protectrons who will activate and become hostile when approached.
A small set of stairs leads to the Miners Monument - a bronze casting of a miner carrying a bucket. In front of the monument is an audio tour station which will share some interesting facts about the landmark when activated. Two skeletons and several more protest signs lie at the monument’s base.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Miners Monument appears only in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The statue is almost identical to the one atop the Monument to West Virginia Coal Miners in the New River Park, Beckley, WV. It is located near the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Plaque on the monument
- Guided tour, protest signs, and damaged robots scattered all over.
- Appalachia audio tour stations - Miners Monument