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Rich Hill in Bates County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Town That Coal Built

Rich Hill, Missouri

 

“Big Mouth”

 
The Town That Coal Built Marker and "Big Mouth" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2014
1. The Town That Coal Built Marker and "Big Mouth"
Inscription.

Marion 8200-5 Walking Dragline
"Midway Princess"

Total Working Weight 6,800,000 Pounds
Boom Length 275 Feet
Boom Angle 35 [degrees]
Maximum Digging Depth 125 Feet
Operation Radius 251 Feet
Bucket Capacity 73 Cubic Yards
Bucket Weight 40 to 44 Tons
Average Length of Step 7.0 Feet
Electrical Requirements 800,000 KWH/Month (normal)

We would like to thank P&M Coal Company for their generous donation of this 73 cubic yard bucket from the "Princess" coal shovel to the city of Rich Hill, Missouri.

"Big Mouth" was moved here from Amoret, Missouri on June 21, 1993. This bucket could not have been moved without generous donations of time and labor of P&M Employees, P&E Erection Company and S-Corts Service.
 
Erected by City of Rich Hill.
 
Location. 38° 5.798′ N, 94° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Rich Hill, Missouri, in Bates County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and Park Street, on the left when traveling south on 7th Street. Click for map. Marker and shovel are in Caboose Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rich Hill MO 64779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
"Big Mouth" Coal Bucket image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2014
2. "Big Mouth" Coal Bucket
11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmony Mission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bates County, Missouri in 1862 (approx. 10.4 miles away); Prairie Fire and the Battle of Island Mound (approx. 10.4 miles away); The Battle of Island Mound: A Demonstration to the Nation (approx. 10.6 miles away); First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regimental History (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Battle of Island Mound (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Toothman Farm (approx. 10.6 miles away); Battle of Island Mound Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker and photos are quite faded.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coal mining key part of Rich Hill's history. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Marion Power Shovel Company. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Marion Heavy-Lift Coal Shovels. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Peabody Energy. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Different Sized Coal Buckets at Caboose Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2014
3. Different Sized Coal Buckets at Caboose Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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