photos © 2003 Carol Yoho
made new friends and visited with good friends when he kicked off the Pittsburg
Public Library adult summer reading program, "Laughing it up at the Library,"
June 2, 2003.
is the home of the nation's longest yellow brick road!
stately steer stares from the city park, Independence
was built on-site near West Mineral, KS, to dig coal. It is 160' tall and weighs
11,000,000 pounds. It is no longer in use, but is a tourist attraction. One
mighty scoop from Big Brutus once filled 3 railroad coal cars!
home on the prairie, a reproduction built on the actual site. Above:
interior and exterior.
between Caney and Independence, KS, about one and a half miles off of U.S.
Highway 75 is Wayside, KS