Mr Monkey went into the Wageworker's Frontier gallery. He saw the museum's single largest exhibit, a shingle weaving machine that turned blocks of wood into shingles for Washington roofs and cut off many worker's fingers. The coal mines were also very dangerous for the men who worked six ten hour days a week and only got paid in credit at the company store. Mr Monkey went into Roslyn Mine No. 3 for a moment, but scampered out quickly.
You can read about Washington's worst mine disaster, at Roslyn Mine No. 1, at the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History.
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