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Mined Land Wildlife Area | Columbus, KS 66725

A story of environmental devastation and successful habitat restoration. The mined land wildlife area, better know as the Strip Pits, is in Cherokee County. Mining in the area began in the late 1800s. Today, the area is characterized by woodlands, healthy grasslands, and abundant water. The area includes 46 tracts of land totaling 14,500 …

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Mined Land Wildlife Area | GeoKansas

The Mined Land Wildlife Area is an example of habitat restoration of a landscape that was once subjected to unmitigated environmental damage. For decades, strip-mining companies dug pits and ditches to reach and remove coal from underground beds in this portion of the Cherokee Lowlands region. Because they were not required by law to …

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Visitors Center at Big Brutus, West Mineral, KS

Big Brutus, a non-profit Kansas corporation dedicated to the Mining Heritage of Southeast Kansas.

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Kansas-Mines - Mining Artifacts

Most Kansas coal mining took place in the southeast counties of Cherokee, Crawford and Bourbon, where hundreds of underground shafts and above-ground strip …

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Former Mining Communities of the - KanColl: The Kansas …

THE YEAR 1874 was most significant for coal mining in southeastern Kansas. It brought the construction and opening of the first underground shaft-mine in southeast Kansas near the present-day village of Scammon, in the …

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Strip Pit Fishing - Kansas Iowa Missouri - …

MAHA has over 1500 acres of mining land for fishing and hunting in Southeast Kansas and 40 acres in Southwest Missouri. The Kansas strip pit fishing lakes were stocked over 20 years ago with bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. The Missouri strip pit fishing lakes were stocked with the same fish at about the same period of time, but …

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Southeast Kansas Coal Mining Historical Marker -

After one strip was exhausted, the miners moved on to the next strip and filled the previous strip with the overburden from the new one. Cherokee and Crawford counties have many deep pits from the strip mining days. Today many

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Fishing in the pits is not the pits | The ... -

McCUNE – Mined and marred brutally for decades, the Mined Land Wildlife Area was a part of southeast Kansas considered nearly worthless not many years ago. In the early 1980s, about 8,000 acres was given to the state by the coal mining company that contributed to the mess.

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SE Kansas Strip Pits - Trip Report (1/2) | YakAngler

Well, I'm pretty new here, and I apologize ahead of time if I get too wordy. Plus, I did a search for the strip pits in southeast Kansas and didn't see any reports, so I thought I would put one together.

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Brent Frazee: Southeast Kansas pits a favorite for …

Mike Howerter battles a big bass on a strip pit in Southeast Kansas. The Parsons resident moved to the area more than 40 years ago to be closer to the strip pits, which he says features some of the best bass fishing you can find.

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120 acres in Linn County, Kansas - Lands of America

The title pretty much says it all about this magnificent 120 acres southeast of Prescott, Ks in southeast Linn County. Coal mining in the area many years ago left great strip-pits filled with ground water supporting populations …

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Mined Land Wildlife Area No.1 - Natural Kansas

In the 1870's, shaft mining and strip mining for coal began in the region, leaving hazards both below and at the surface. Hundreds of water filled strip pits are found throughout the area. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has purchased many of these pits and is managing them for fishing and wildlife. Over 14,000 total acres are under ...

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Mined Land Wildlife Area / Southeast Region / …

Mined Land Wildlife Area A trout permit is required for all anglers over 16 years years of age fishing the trout lake in unit 30. New in 2008, youth 15 and younger can fish for and possess trout, but their daily creel limit is reduced to 2 fish per day.

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Southeast Kansas Coal Mining Historical Marker -

After one strip was exhausted, the miners moved on to the next strip and filled the previous strip with the overburden from the new one. Cherokee and Crawford counties have many deep pits from the strip mining days. Today many

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Pittsburg Scenes - Mining

The Mount Carmel Coal Mining Company was founded by Charles J. Devlin. The company owned and operated several other mines besides theirs including those of the Cherokee and Pittsburg Coal and Mining Company and the Osage Carbon Company.

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southeast kansas strip mining pits - …

Old strip-mining pits pose deadly hazard | … 2010-6-18 · PITTSBURG — It would be easy to consider the mounds and valleys that remain from the years of mining in southeast Kansas as a scar on the land.

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Strip Pits State Wildlife Management Area, a Kansas …

Find information about Strip Pits State Wildlife Management Area, a Kansas wildlifema located near Parsons, Pittsburg

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Old strip-mining pits pose deadly hazard | The …

PITTSBURG — It would be easy to consider the mounds and valleys that remain from the years of mining in southeast Kansas as a scar on the land. But with years of work and nature reclaiming what is its own, many strip pits have become recreation areas.

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Mined Land Wildlife Area | GeoKansas

The Mined Land Wildlife Area is an example of habitat restoration of a landscape that was once subjected to unmitigated environmental damage. For decades, strip-mining companies dug pits and ditches to reach and remove coal from underground beds in this portion of the Cherokee Lowlands region. Because they were not required by law to …

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Strip pits near Pittsburg, KS... - Central Bass …

Jul 08, 2010 · Im in Joplin, MO this week for my sons baseball tourney. Several of us dads are avid anglers and are looking for a fishing hookup around Joplin between games.I posted a couple of weeks ago and was told about the reclaimed strip mine pits around Pittsburg, KS, which is about 30 mins away. Wed like...

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Any other strip pit junkies? - Strip Pits (S.E. Kansas ...

Nov 25, 2015 · I'm so stoked that Phil got this Strip Pit section going! I'm a fairly new dedicated trout fly fisherman but my roots are in the strip pits of Southeast Kansas.

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Strip Pits (S.E. Kansas) - OzarkAnglers.Com Forum

Mar 28, 2016 · Man made pits built years ago when coal and other minerals were mined in S.E. Kansas. Many of these pits were left, filled with water and stocked with fish. There are public areas, clubs and private land with pits.

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South east strip pits in kansas - Central Bass …

Jul 01, 2016 · Does anyone have any recommended spots to fish for bass on the strip pits in south east Kansas. I have heard about the trout lake. But can anyone give me any other good strip pits for bass fishing. I am driving down Friday morning. Very excited.

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Coal mining existed in most counties in the eastern part of Kansas, but the most important area mined for coal was in southeast Kansas-primarily in Crawford and Cherokee counties. Coal was won in that area by extensive underground mining of the Wier-Pittsburg coal. Surface mining of the Weir-Pittsburg coal and other coals of the …

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Former Mining Communities of the - KanColl: The Kansas …

THE YEAR 1874 was most significant for coal mining in southeastern Kansas. It brought the construction and opening of the first underground shaft-mine in southeast Kansas near the present-day village of Scammon, in the …

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