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The Big Well, Greensburg, Kansas
Promoted as the World’s largest hand-dug well, The Big Well in Greensburg, Kansas has been an attraction for years. Completed in 1888, the well is 109 feet deep and 32 feet wide, and was used as the area’s water supply until 1932. In 1937 it was opened as an attraction, then in 1972, the U.S. Government designated it a National Museum. In 1974 it was awarded as an American Water Landmark by the American Water Works Association.
The visitors center and gift shop were destroyed in a devastating EF5 Tornado that practically wiped out the town of Greensburg on May 4, 2007. But, as with the rest of Greensburg, the museum was rebuilt, this time even bigger, and reopened in May 2012.
World Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Ks
Started in 1953 by Frank Stoeber, it only took four years for it to reach 5,000 pounds and eight feet tall. Stoeber gave the oddity to the city in 1961. See more from Kansas Travel here.
© Kathy Weiser-Alexander/Legends of America, updated August 2021.
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