January 8, 2007

Quecreek Mine Rescue. The rescue of nine miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, PA was a miracle that captured the world’s attention in 2002.

Lori and Bill Arnold did not hesitate to open their dairy farm to rescuers to drill the rescue shaft that became the way out of the mine.

PA Environment Digest editor David Hess caught up with Lori Arnold at the 2007 Farm Show where they had a display about the rescue. Lori talks about the rescue, all the public attention the rescue site still generates and plans for building a visitors center on the farm to accommodate the over 300 busloads of visitors that come from all over the country and around the world.

The Arnolds formed the non-profit Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation after the rescue to undertake projects on the site to accommodate visitors to what is still a working, and now, an organic certified dairy farm.

.For more information, visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation website.