Bellingham Kiwanis Club Visits Bellingham Coal Mine

SIGNAGE FOR BELLINGHAM COAL MINES

In 1935, in what amounted to an episode of boosterism for the mine, the Bellingham Kiwanis Club was invited to tour the facilities. The interior of some of the shafts were decorated with evergreen boughs and Chinese lanterns for a “welcoming air” (pun not intended). Refreshments served in China were even provided.img0000005A

Bellingham Coal Mine, above ground facility. Vicinity of Park Manor/Albertsons, Bellingham, Washington.

BELLINGHAM KIWANIS CLUB VISIT TO BELLINGHAM COAL MINE, 1935

BELLINGHAM KIWANIS CLUB VISIT TO BELLINGHAM COAL MINE, 1935High tea in the bowels of the Earth beneath Bellingham.

BELLINGHAM KIWANIS CLUB VISIT TO BELLINGHAM COAL MINE, 1935The greenery and Chinese lanterns are clear attempts to bring a friendly, festive feeling to a relatively foreboding place.

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