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Near West Mineral in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

40 Cubic Yard Dipper

 
 
40 Cubic Yard Dipper Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2010
1. 40 Cubic Yard Dipper Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 37° 16.424′ N, 94° 56.387′ W. Marker is near West Mineral, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Big Brutus, Inc. Marker is in this post office area: West Mineral KS 66782, United States of America.
 
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 Engine (approx. 4 miles away); Southern 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.
40 Cubic Yard Dipper and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 27021
2. 40 Cubic Yard Dipper and Marker
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. History of Peabody Energy. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Marion Model 5561 Coal Shovel. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Marion Power Shovel Company. (Submitted on January 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
40 Cubic Yard Dipper image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2010
3. 40 Cubic Yard Dipper
Big Brutus in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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