"The Miner", depicting miner Billy Parsons, is one of a series of murals commemorating Bell Island's heritage. The iron ore mines were once the largest in the British Empire, extending more than 5 kilometres under Conception Bay. The abandoned #2 Mine was designated as a heritage structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2006.
This mural is based on a photograph taken by the famous photographer Yousuf Karsh, who was known for his portrait photos of famous people including Winston Churchill. The miner "Billy Parsons" still has quite a bit of family still living on Bell Island.
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