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Raising Sport Stock at the Farlington Fish Hatchery

Anglers visiting Crawford State Park are lucky to find a variety of sport fish in Crawford State Fishing Lake to spend an afternoon pursuing. To help ensure healthy numbers of each fish variety, the Farlington Fish Hatchery oversees the production and distribution of 11 fish breeds to Crawford State Fishing ...
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Conserving the Nation’s Land - Crawford State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps

Conserving the Nation’s Land – Crawford State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps

A sunny sky, 75 degrees, and gentle breeze on April 10th can tempt almost anyone to the great outdoors. For many locals, a prime destination for a weekend retreat is Crawford State Park. While this setting is familiar to many, imagine the same sunny day back in 1933, when the ...
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A Complete Collection of Beer On Tap

Downtown Pittsburg’s 5th Street Bar and Grill is home to an incredible selection of local and national beer brands. With 39 to choose from (plus a mystery beer located in the upstairs beer loft), it could take a while to sample every one. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together a ...
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Riches Underground, Fertile Ground Above: Agriculture’s History in Crawford County

Midwestern United States has long been known as the breadbasket of the country. Fertile land and mild weather produces healthy crops for people and animals alike. Locally, Crawford County’s history of agriculture is uniquely tied to its other primary industry, mining. In the early 1900s, local coal miners found the ...
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Restoring a Treasure at the Colonial Fox Theatre

“You can tell the world that Pittsburg has one of the finest theatres in [the] Southwest.” That was the Pittsburg Daily Headlight’s introduction to the newly opened Colonial Theatre in March of 1920. By all accounts, the new theatre made a dramatic impact on the local entertainment scene; two thousand ...
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PCT Kicks Off Diverse Season with a Bonus Show

For the first time in a nearly decade, Pittsburg Community Theatre is offering patrons more choices this year with a fourth show added to the season’s lineup. Not since 2008 has that happened, when PCT produced “Honk,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Love Rides the Rails,” and “Dinner With Friends.” This ...
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The Amazon Army – Social Influence of the Coal Camp Women

The Amazon Army – Social Influence of the Coal Camp Women

Protesting unfit working conditions in area mines, thousands of women marched to block them. It's a story that made statewide and national headlines ...
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PCT opens season with show for anyone who has been, or is, a teen

13: A show about teens, by teens, for teens. Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) Pittsburg Community Theatre’s first show ...
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Treasuring Local Art

Often encompassing the spirit and uniqueness of the community, local art is something to treasure. Since last spring, downtown Pittsburg has been the home of a local art gallery created with that very mission in mind, and whose featured art is as varied as its artists. ArtForms Gallery LLC is ...
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Hotel Stilwell History

The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan hotel to rival those in Chicago and St. Louis. Funds for the hotel came together through the work of railroad tycoon Arthur E. Stilwell, who agreed to sell bonds in ...
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