The cattle industry is the major source of employment in Clark County. Although hogs, sheep, horses and chickens are raised, the business related to the ranches, farms, feedlots, breeders, grain, feed and seed processors have great economic impact on the area.
Oil was first discovered in 1914 in the Bluff Creek area. Oil and gas production continues to be an ongoing support for the economy. Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America has offices near Ashland.
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St. Jacob's Well was a welcome spot in this arid area for early explorers and settlers as well as for drovers who used the watering hole for cattle during the long cattle drives heading for Dodge City. A stone pillar marks the highest point, affording travelers a point of reference for St. Jacob'Minneola, KS Natural Attractions
Big Basin is a large circular depression. It is about one mile in diameter and about 100 feet deep. The walls of the basin are nearly vertical. Scattered across the floor of Big Basin are a number of small ephemeral ponds that catch and temporarily hold the water that flows into the basin.Ashland, KS Nature Preserves