Quarry Could Become Parkland

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Sunday, January 07 2007 Jan 7, 2007 Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:52:39 PM CST January 07, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Some Springfield residents have high hopes for a former quarry that was turned into landfill. They want to see the land transformed again, this time into a park. A public meeting is planned for January 18. The quarry opened in the 1880s and continued operating through 1960s, when it became a landfill. Over the years, an estimated six billion pounds of rock came from the pit. Now, a new arena is under construction at Missouri State University. And crews are dumping rock and soil excavated from the arena-site into the old quarry.

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