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1. What area of Kansas is noted for coal mining and is the home of "Big Brutus", which is a huge steam shovel standing over 160 feet tall?
2. What is the region in the extreme southeast corner of Kansas that was once the center of zinc mining in the U.S.?
3. What rich grassland region in Kansas fattened cattle at the end of the "long drive" on the Chisholm Trail?
4. Once a prehistoric inland sea, this area contains many famous fossil finds. The most famous is a fish within a fish that can be seen at the Steinberg Museum in Hays, Kansas. Which area?
5. What region, located in the northeast corner of Kansas, is noted for lush hills and valleys as a result of the last Ice Age from which it gets its name?
6. What area in Kansas is known as Post Rock country after German settlers faced a lack of trees? They had to make fence posts cut from soft limestone layers that had hardened when exposed to sun light.
7. Usually associated with Oklahoma, this region extends into Kansas and derives its name from the abundance of iron in the soil, which gives the soil its distinctive color. Name it.
8. What Kansas region was named after the Spanish word for cliff and the Native American tribe living there during European contact?
9. What Kansas region was once an international boundary between the United States and Spanish Mexico?
10. Only ten miles wide, this region runs from the southern border of Kansas as far north as Leavenworth County. Which one is it?
Source: Author LTCJ
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