When I told folks in Kansas that I was going to be in the southeastern corner of the state, everybody said, you've got to go see Big Brutus. What's Big Brutus? It is the world's largest electric shovel.
So we headed to West Mineral, Kan.
You can see it on the horizon from miles away. At the very top, it's 160 feet, or like a 16-story building.
Our guide is Betty Becker, 75. She's the manager of Big Brutus and the mining museum — and she's been working here since the place opened in 1985.