Happy Jack Chalk Mine*

Happy Jack Chalk Mine Association
Box 72
Scotia, NE 68875
Ph # 308/245-3276

Taking the long trek up the steps leading to
 Happy Jack Peak, to view the scenic overlook.

Elaine and Robyn viewing fossilized remains that made the sediment for the underground chalk.

A  retired couple from Western Nebraska  strolling hand in hand as they head for the chalk mine.

* I apologize for the clarity of these photos. This trip was taken before I received my digital camera!

Our trip around Central Nebraska on July 22, 2000 took us to Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine. We had an educational tour through the mine, which incidentally, is one of only 2 underground chalk mines in the country.
 ( information on Mississippi's chalk mine )
Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Nebraska is located south of Scotia on state Hwy 11. The 6,000 feet of underground chalk mine tunnels were dug into the side of the peak. Mining hand tools are on display. Open Memorial through Labor Day.