Visitors to the Museum
2019 September 22:
- Karen and Scott Fowler, visited the Hanna Basin Museum to research family member E. O. Christiansen who was working and living in Hanna when the March 29, 1908 explosion of Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 mine in Hanna occurred. The Fowler's visited the museum and visited the south entrance to the No. 1 mine.
2019 September 13:
- Lesley and Margaret Clarkson, visitors from York, Yorkshire, England visited the museum seeking information on the Clarkson family members that died in the June 30, 1903 explosion of Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 in Hanna.
"There, on a hill overlooking the most beautiful landscape of open prairie ground was the cemetery we needed. We were shown the grave site of the Clarkson family. To say that mum and I had tears in our eyes was an understatement. My dream had been realized. I was standing in front of my ancestor’s grave. I touched the head stone and stroked it. I spoke to them that I had found them, and they would never be forgotten from now on." (Leslie Clarkson)
2019 September 5:
- Mrs. Ward and her 9th grade class from the High School visited the Hanna Basin Museum with Sunshine Solaas, Museum Coordinator. Sunshine to described how the museum could be a great resource for the student's school research projects.
2012 August 5, 2012:
- Pentti Simojoki, seventy-three years old, the grandson of Nils Simelius along with his son Samuli Simojoki and his two sons - Elias, age eight, and Kaius, age six, came from Finland to visit the grave of Nils Simelius in Carbon and pay their respects.
Prior to his death, Nils purchased a farm in Finland and was planning to move back to Finland. Nils died before he was able to make the move. Penti and his family brought with them a rock and plaque from the farm and left them at the grave site. Nils was a blacksmith by trade but was working at the coal mine at the time of his death. (Bob Leathers)
2012 September 6:
"I'm happy to find this website, because I found the father of my great grandfather in your list. His name was Nils Simelius (gave no. 123). Now I have a question: I'm coming with my son to Wyoming next year and our mission is to find the grave, where nobody in the family as ever visited. Can you send me the facts of the grave, first of all, where we can find it? Have you a photo of the grave?" (Pekka Simojoki)