Buxton: The Coal Mining Town That Once Thrived


Monday, November 8, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center

Buxton, Iowa was once a thriving coal mining town in Mahaska County. What was special about this town and why did it disappear? Guest speaker, Doug Wilson, has been studying coal mines in Mahaska and surrounding counties all his life. Mr. Wilson will give a presentation from on what he has learned about the history of Buxton from 7:00-8:30 pm on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center. His presentation will be very informative and will include photographs that he has collected over the years.

Parking will be available behind the Environmental Learning Center and the program will be held in the lower level of the building. Refreshments will be provided and there is no cost for this program. Reservations are not needed.

This program is hosted by the Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Nelson Pioneer Farm. If you have questions, call MCCB at (641)673-9327 ext. 2 or email decook@mahaskacountyia.gov.

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