Miners Memorial and Interpretive Signs
The interpretive signs installed on March 27th, 2018 help tell the story of Helen and keep its rich history alive.
The original company store, built in 1919.
The company store, view from behind.
The miners Memorial in the summer of 2017.
Backstory and Context
"I even remember what kind it was — one of those orange ’sicles with the cream inside,"Despite the store no longer standing, the memorial and signs help residents and visitors to remember the rich history of their town. Just as the company store was once a central location in Helen, the Miners Memorial and now the interpretive signs have become one as well. Some of the themes of the interpretive signs include, baseball, African Americans in the mines, and Helen's connection to Camp Lightfoot.