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John Galemore checks the oil pressure on a natural gas line at one of the family's oil and gas fields outside of Chanute, Kan.

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A water tower appears through the trees in downtown Chanute, Kan.

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The Ash Grove Cement factory sits on the northern edge of the city of Chanute, Kan.

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Pedestrians walk the along main street in downtown Chanute, Kan.

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Elsie Galemore is the Galemore family matriarch.

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The Ash Grove Cement factory sits on the northern edge of the city of Chanute, Kan.

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Jeff Galemore leans on his pickup truck near the Ash Grove Cement plant in Chanute, Kan.

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A pedestrian crosses the main street in downtown Chanute, Kan.

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The Ash Grove Cement factory sits on the northern edge of the city of Chanute, Kan.

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