Miners honored and remembered

The Hanna Recreation Center name is enhanced 


December 1, 2022

Courtesy Kyle Warren

A group of children enjoy playing a game in the pool at the Hanna Recreation Center.

On November 22, the Town Council of Hanna approved the name enhancement of the building known as the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center to the Hanna Miner Memorial Parks and Recreation Center. 

"This town was built on the backs of miners from its inception as a company town for the  Union Pacific Coal Company (UPCC)," Hanna Parks and Recreation Director William Armstrong said. "The Recreation Center itself was built for miners and their families in 1982 by the Carbon County Coal Company."

The first UPCC mines were opened in the early 1870s with the town of Carbon being the largest with cl...

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