Scarred by surface coal mining, southeast Kansas` strip pits are too rugged for farming. Coated with hellish briars and hair-thick brush, they offer little grazing. For decades it`s been seen as some of the most worthless wasteland in Kansas. Not anymore. Not long ago valued at $300 an acre, some rugged land is now on the market for more than $3,000 an acre.
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