National Geographic : 1983 Dec
The elevator lowers you slowly into the mine shaft. Light gives way to darkness. Suddenly, you are seeing the earth in a way you've never seen it before: from the inside out. You're not in an Appalachian coal town, but on 57th Street. Inside one of the Museum of Science and Industry's most popular at tractions: The Coal Mine. There, you will see the machines that harvest the earth's buried treasures.The machines that take man in and bring him out alive. And sense, perhaps, what it's like to work where you never see the sun. So stop by the Museum during our 50th anniversary celebration. And drop into the Coal Mine. It'sjust one of the incredible destinations the human mind has ** opened up, and allowed us to enter. THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. For 50Years, a Celebration of the Mind. 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Chicago.