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When the mine closed, Morley left the corridor to find employment but he returned and was part of the movement in the early 1980s to save the mine site and preserve the town's rich historical character. "I have gone every which way into the bushes looking for artifacts and things that might have been left behind," said Morley, who worked at the mine on October 31, 1941 when 29 other miners were killed in an explosion.

Nordegg Mine ruins
Nordegg Miner's pre-1955
Photo courtesy: Anne Belliveau
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Nordegg mine entrance
Today, the old town site has many historic buildings still standing awaiting restoration. Most of the old coal-mining homes are gone but tourists and ghost town buffs can still locate the historic "garden city" street system, which is growing faint with time. There are many ruins in the bushes as well, including the two homes Belliveau grew up in.
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Rusting Truck circa 1920's
Rusting Truck circa 1920's
© Johnnie Bachusky
© Johnnie Bachusky