Quantcast

Documentary On Tri-State Mining Set To Premier In Joplin - KOAM TV 7

Documentary On Tri-State Mining Set To Premier In Joplin

Updated:
A documentary entitled "Ozark Uplift" and commissioned for Ozark Public Television, to be broadcast across the US will focus on mining in the Tri-States.

"It's such a dynamic part of the history and the growth of this area," said Ozark Uplift Filmmaker Paul Wannemacher.

Back in March documentary Wannemacher set out to tell the story of Tri-State Mining. Armed with a camera and over 120 years of history to sift through, Wannemacher interviewed countless people and visited the sites to get a full idea of what mining meant to the Tri-States.
 
"The story has kind of been lost…there was never a work done in video that has explained the integration of the mining histories," Wannemacher said.
 
Which is something he hopes to fix; from zinc, lead to coal; Big Brutus to Granby, all portions of Tri-State Mining gets a highlight. Wannamaker says mining here had no state boundaries, and it's something Newton County's Tourism Council, who helped fund the film, agrees with.
 
"We realize the importance to include other areas next to us, such as Kansas and Oklahoma, we are not islands when we talk about tourism, we're part of a region here. The Tri-State region," said Newton County's Tourism Council President Steve Roark.

And not only does Wannemaker say it will showcase the rich mining history of the area, but it will also let people know about great opportunities to learn more information right here in the Four States. Resources like the Joplin Museum Complex, whose mission statement is to inform the public on the very topic of the documentary.

"To have a film that portrays that is just great. It adds so much to our museum and makes it more meaningful," said the Director of the Joplin Museum Complex Brad Belk.

And to top it off, Wannemacher says the film will premier right where it all began. In the Tri-States. Open and free to the public, Wannemacher hopes the film will remind the area that the history of mining, is the history of the Tri-States. 

"There would be no Joplin is there hadn't been big mining," Wannemacher said.
 

"Ozark Uplift: The Story of Tri State Mining" will premier at the old Fox Theater in downtown Joplin, now Central Christian Center next Tuesday, November 5th at 415 S Main St. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show will start at 7pm.

Ozarks Public Television will first air the documentary at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. After which PBS stations across the nation will have the opportunity to run the documentary on their stations.  

 

 

 

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Pond Pollution in Fort Scott

    Pond Pollution in Fort Scott

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:08:23 GMT

    Tim Allen has been enjoying the man-made pond built on his property back when he was child, for most of his life. But things changed 5 years ago when he began to notice sewage.

    More >>

    Tim Allen has been enjoying the man-made pond built on his property back when he was child, for most of his life. But things changed 5 years ago when he began to notice sewage.

    More >>
  • Neosho City Council Votes to Keep 60 Foot Cross Up

    Neosho City Council Votes to Keep 60 Foot Cross Up

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:28:52 GMT

    The Big Spring park is home to a garden, wading pool, and now some controversy. A Neosho local contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation and told them about the 60 foot Latin cross that resides on the western knoll of the Big Spring Park. The FFRF wrote a letter to Neosho Mayor Charles Collinsworth, asking him to remove the cross..

    More >>

    The Big Spring park is home to a garden, wading pool, and now some controversy. A Neosho local contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation and told them about the 60 foot Latin cross that resides on the western knoll of the Big Spring Park. The FFRF wrote a letter to Neosho Mayor Charles Collinsworth, asking him to remove the cross..

    More >>
  • Seneca Prepares to Lose Second Largest Employer

    Seneca Prepares to Lose Second Largest Employer

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:52:10 GMT

    "The paint is not even dry on this deal yet, and we're all standing around shaking our heads."

    More >>

    "The paint is not even dry on this deal yet, and we're all standing around shaking our heads."

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.