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Old Excelsior Mill


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Old Excelsior Mill In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street.

The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869, which produced flour for foreign and domestic consumption. Later the mills produced hydoelectric power for the City of Burlington.

Water to power the Mills flowed over the City Dam and this made a popular recreation area.


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Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

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The Rural Dale School which was located east of LeRoy, Kansas in Coffey County, was recently donated to the Coffey County Museum by Irene Woods. The 1896 school house has been moved next to the Museum and is currently undergoing restoration. Restoration should be completed early in 1997.

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