Course detail: King Coal in Kansas

We'll explore the development of sub-surface coal mining in Crawford and Cherokee counties, making them the center of "King" Coal and resulting in milestones such as Pittsburg reaching 50,000 residents and UMWA membership exceeding 16,000, making it the world's zinc smelting capital. We'll also examine the emergence of area tycoons such as Mackie, Clemmons, and Spencer.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Ken Crockett was born into a second-generation family of coal miners. He was educated at Central Missouri State University (bachelor's degree) and Washburn University of Law (Juris Doctor). He is the author of two books related to Kansas mining (Missouri Coal Miner's Strike and Kenneth and Helen Spencer, Champions of Culture & Commerce in The Sunflower State).

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24353F

Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 07/17/24 and ending on 07/31/24
Times: 03:30pm-05:30pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. This class will meet at Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street, Manhattan, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.

Facility Detail

Riley County Seniors' Service Center In-Person
301 N. 4th Street
Manhattan, KS 66052

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.