“Hi, I'm Dick Shale, and welcome to this beautiful monument. Before we start, let's take a moment to appreciate the refreshing taste of an ice cold Nuka Cola. If you want to grab one, feel free, I'll be right here when you get back. For those of you already enjoying a Nuke, let's begin. This monument was built in 1952, to commemorate the hard working miners of Appalachia. The Miners Representation Union and the Conglomerate of Appalachian Mining Interests committees worked together to choose this design from hundreds of proposed sculptures. The monument is so popular that a replica was installed in the town of Beckley. The Conglomerate of Appalachian Mining Interests would like to remind everyone that miners are fairly compensated and there is no evidence that mining poses any additional health risks or significant environmental damage.”— Dick Shale's guided tour
Built to honor the miners of Appalachia in 1952, the modest statue was selected by 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.
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 of coal. 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.