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Franklin in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dragline Bucket

 
 
Dragline Bucket Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2014
1. Dragline Bucket Marker
Inscription.

Used in strip-mining operations to remove the overburden of soil from coal seams.

Owned by Wilkinson Coal Company
Donated by Wendell & Lynda Wilkinson
Dedicated January 13, 2013

 
Erected 2013 by Miners Hall Museum.
 
Location. 37° 31.251′ N, 94° 42.376′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on 7th Street west of Broadway (Business U.S. 69), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and bucket are at the Miners Hall Museum at the Franklin Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 South Broadway, Franklin KS 66735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coal Mine Hoist (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Cupola & Forge Blower (a few steps from this marker); Church Bell from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Sidewalk (about 400 feet away); Franklin Community Park Sign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trolley / Street Car Rails (approx. 0.2 miles away); William B. and Athlyn C. Pritchett
Dragline Bucket and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2014
2. Dragline Bucket and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Grade School and Playground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Dragline Bucket. Eagle Scout Project for Zachary Lambert, Troop 81, Pittsburg KS.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Miners Hall Museum. (Submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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