Near West Mineral in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
40 Cubic Yard Dipper
This dipper bucket will hold 40 cubic yards of dirt and rock. It was donated by the Peabody Coal Company from their Roger County Mine #2 near Vinita Oklahoma. The dipper came off a Model 5561 (Marion) Coal Shovel. The weight of the dipper, as it sits here empty, is approximately 60 ton. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Peabody Coal Company for this donation.
Erected by Big Brutus, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 16.424′ N, 94° 56.387′ W. Marker is near West Mineral, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on the grounds of Big Brutus, Inc. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Mineral KS 66782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fire Bell (a few steps from this marker); Miner's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); West Mineral War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Star Cemetery / Borland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch EngineSouthern Pacific Bay Window Caboose (approx. 4 miles away); Missouri Pacific Wooden Frame Depot (approx. 4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mineral.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Marion Steam Shovel
Also see . . .
1. Big Brutus, Inc. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Marion Model 5561 Coal Shovel. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Marion Power Shovel Company. (Submitted on January 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on June 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.