...On May 13, 1977, it was announced that after nine seasons the Glen Burn Mine Tour would not operate in 1977. Opened by LAREDO in 1968, the organization said in March that it could no longer afford to support the tour. The Anthracite Heritage Museum and Library turned down an invitation to sponsor it. However, the Lions Club said they would provide tour guides free of charge. Members of Anthracite Heritgae, Inc., investigated to see if the tour could reopen. President Dick Morgan said to press, "Unfortunately, the $4,000 needed for maintenance repair work, the rental charge expected by mine owners and the past history of breakdowns ... are factors that support LAREDO's position that the tour can not meet its yearly operating expenses."