- January 14, 1914 – 6 killed in Mulberry mining accidentOn January 14, 1914, six men were killed in an accident at a deep shaft mine one mile south of Mulberry, Kansas.
- The Amazon Army – Social Influence of the Coal Camp WomenProtesting unfit working conditions in area mines, thousands of women marched to block them. It’s a story that made statewide and national headlines.
- National Author’s DayOriginally posted: October 1, 2017 On National Author’s Day, November 1, we’re featuring our favorite places to check out new authors, grab a new book from your favorite one, or find local authors with a tie to the area: our…
Several old mining communities plus a small college town means there’s always something going on: community festivals, fishing tournaments, holiday events, live music, theatre, sports, and more.
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This central location has facilities normally found only in larger cities, but is more affordable, with easier access, and small-town hospitality.
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What we’re known for
The nation’s only collegiate gorilla a symbol of community
Fried chicken paradise
This delicious, inexpensive meal still inspires
“Dumps” and “strip pit lakes”
An outdoor playground shaped by man, beast & machine
Not like the rest of Kansas
This region is shaped physically and culturally by its coal mining history, with the world’s largest remaining electric shovel just across the county line. Bike, fish, hike, hunt or kayak a habitat once shaped by man, beast and machine.